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Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed at the Hanover Infirmary as part of safety and security enhancement measures.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the facility is the first in the island to be equipped with this technology.

He informed that this has been done to safeguard the residents and ensuring that “persons do not enter the premises uninvited”.

He was speaking during a visit to the infirmary, situated in the parish capital, Lucea, on Wednesday (November 14).

Mr. McKenzie also indicated that smoke detectors have been installed on the premises, as well as 32 energy-saving lighting fixtures, to maximise visibility, particularly at night.

Meanwhile, the Minister lauded the infirmary’s staff for the work being done at the facility.

“I want to extend commendations to the team for the work that they have done in organising and keeping things together,” the Minister underscored.

For her part, Matron at the infirmary, Hyacinth Hylton, said she was grateful that the Hanover Infirmary was the first chosen for the Minister’s visit as part of Local Government and Community Development Month activities, being observed throughout November.

“I am elated. We appreciate all of the stakeholders who came on board to participate in the various activities with the residents here,” she said.

Ms. Hylton also expressed gratitude for the installation of CCTV cameras at the facility, stating that it is a welcome security measure.

The 50 residents at the infirmary were given pedicures, haircuts, hairstyles and massages, while sections of the facility were painted.

Other notable participants in the day’s activities included representatives of the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the Sandals Foundation.

Mr. McKenzie and staff from the Trelawny Municipal Corporation are slated to visit the Trelawny Infirmary in Falmouth on Friday (November 16).