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  • Plans are far advanced to carry out extensive refurbishing works at the Ulster Spring Health Centre in Trelawny.
  • The works, which are to be done at a cost of approximately $8 million, entail removal and replacement of sections of the roof, repaving of existing driveway and main entrance.
  • The facility was formerly called the Ulster Spring Community Hospital.

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Luther Buchanan says plans are far advanced to carry out extensive refurbishing works at the Ulster Spring Health Centre in Trelawny.

The works, which are to be done at a cost of approximately $8 million, entail removal and replacement of sections of the roof, repaving of existing driveway and main entrance, as well as a makeover of the dental department, and installation of appropriate signage on the premises.

Minister Buchanan made the announcement, while leading a team of personnel from the Ministry of Health on a tour of the Albert Town, and Ulster Spring Health Centres on Thursday, March 20.

“We are looking to have a contract signed at the regional level within the next two weeks … for approximately $8 million. Work will include the refurbishing of the dental department and other aesthetical works to the health centre, to improve the ambiance and the quality service we provide there,” the State Minister told JIS News.

Minister Buchanan indicated that he was satisfied with what he had observed during the tour.

“The community has indicated that the quality of service from the Ministry of Health (and this Albert Town facility) is excellent,” the Minister of State told JIS News.

The facility was formerly called the Ulster Spring Community Hospital.