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  • The Ministry of Health will be spending some $460 million to undertake work at 12 secondary care facilities across the island during the current fiscal year.
  • The allocation will go towards further expansion of the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine and the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas, among others.
  • Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, made the announcement on Tuesday, May 5, during his contribution to the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.

The Ministry of Health will be spending some $460 million to undertake work at 12 secondary care facilities across the island during the current fiscal year.

The allocation will go towards further expansion of the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine and the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas, among others.

Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, made the announcement on Tuesday, May 5, during his contribution to the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.

He informed that provision has also been made for the construction of new health centres and upgrading of existing facilities.

He said that “brand new health centres” will be built at Christian Pen in St. Catherine and Runaway Bay in St. Ann, while improvement works will be undertaken at the Grange Hill Health Centre in Westmoreland and the Comprehensive Health Centre in St. Andrew.

The Maxfield Park Health Centre will also be renovated, while design work for a new Health Centre in Port Maria in St. Mary, and expansion of the Stony Hill Health Centre, will begin soon.