Sections of Spanish Town Hospital to be renovated

Chief Executive Officer, Spanish Town Hospital, Dwayne Francis (foreground), and Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton
Dwayne Francis, the Chief Executive Officer of the Spanish Town Hospital (foreground), and Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, exit the hospital’s new elevator that was officially handed over by the National Health Fund, recently. (Photo: JIS)

Twenty million dollars is currently being spent to renovate five wards at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine.

The money for the project is being provided by the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA).

Ward 3 was reopened last month following renovation activities, which included: repainting the ward, upgrading its lighting, meshing its windows, installing ceiling fans, carpentry work and masonry work.

“It is our aim to improve the aesthetics on the wards.”

— Dwayne Francis, CEO of Spanish Town Hospital

Chief Executive Officer of the Spanish Town Hospital, Dwayne Francis said that similar work will be done on Wards 2, 4, 5 and 6.

“It is our aim to improve the aesthetics on the wards and take the opportunity to address any infrastructural challenges that may be on the wards,” Francis said.

He said damaged ceiling “beds” will be removed and replaced, ward areas will be meshed, front doors on the wards will be replaced with new doors, wards will be repainted, and ceiling fans and additional hand wash stations will be installed.