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  • The 1,056-room Grand Palladium Jamaica and Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa in Lucea, Hanover, has broken new ground in the local hospitality industry, by becoming the first resort to establish an on-site medical clinic exclusively for its employees.
  • The fully equipped facility, which was officially opened recently, will provide medical assistance to the over 1,400 employees free of cost. The clinic has a full-time nurse and at least three doctors on call.
  • Human Resources Director at the Grand Palladium, Sheryl Wilks, said she is over the moon about the opening of the clinic, noting that it is testament to the value the management places on its employees.

The 1,056-room Grand Palladium Jamaica and Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa in Lucea, Hanover, has broken new ground in the local hospitality industry, by becoming the first resort to establish an on-site medical clinic exclusively for its employees.

The fully equipped facility, which was officially opened recently, will provide medical assistance to the over 1,400 employees free of cost. The clinic has a full-time nurse and at least three doctors on call.

Establishment of the clinic is the brainchild of President of the Grand Palladium Staff Association, Leroy Peart, who told JIS News that the project is “a dream come true.”

“We have 1,400 team members and sometimes it is difficult for them to access proper medical services given the fact that most of them work six days per week and are very busy people. This staff clinic will bridge the gap between our employees and their personal doctors by providing that first check or support while on property,” he pointed out.

Mr. Peart expressed gratitude to the resort’s management team, including the directors in Spain whom, he noted, “grabbed the idea of setting up the staff clinic with both hands.”

The clinic offers a full range of health checks, and over-the-counter drugs. Staff will also have access to an ambulance, which is parked on the property.

Human Resources Director at the Grand Palladium, Sheryl Wilks, said she is over the moon about the opening of the clinic, noting that it is testament to the value the management places on its employees.

“As leader of the HR team, I am very happy that through the insistence of the (Grand Palladium) Staff Association, we have been able to establish this clinic. This has brought us to another level in ensuring that the needs of our many employees are addressed in a meaningful way,” Mrs. Wilks said.

Custos of Hanover, Hon. David Stair, who is a medical doctor, commended the management of the resort for establishing the clinic. He said members of staff will now be able to live healthier and more comfortable lives, knowing that a fully equipped and functioning clinic is on the property.

“The Grand Palladium continues to lead the way in being innovative in caring for its staff. This medical facility is just another way that the company is proving that it cares for its employees. The Grand Palladium must be congratulated for this move and it is something that other resorts can adopt,” he pointed out.