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  • Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has expressed pleasure with the progress of work to address flooding at the entrance of the Trelawny Infirmary.
  • The Minister, who visited the facility located in Falmouth on Friday (November 16), commended Superintendent of Roads and Works at the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, Lavern Morris, and her team “for the job that they are doing,” adding that “it is a lot of work that is being undertaken”.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has expressed pleasure with the progress of work to address flooding at the entrance of the Trelawny Infirmary.

The Minister, who visited the facility located in Falmouth on Friday (November 16), commended Superintendent of Roads and Works at the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, Lavern Morris, and her team “for the job that they are doing,” adding that “it is a lot of work that is being undertaken”.

“Whenever it rains, the front of the infirmary is flooded, and we are working on that area to ensure that the area will not be filled with water again,” he said.

He indicated that the male restrooms at the infirmary will soon be renovated with the installation of new tiles.

Minister McKenzie said there has been “tremendous improvement” in the operation of the Trelawny Infirmary, and commended the matron and staff “for the very good job that they are doing”.

“I want to also commend the officers at the Poor Relief Department, who continue to do their part to ensure the continuation of good service to the residents,” he said.

The Minister said that the Government is ensuring that “we do all we can to lift the standards of our infirmaries and the standards of service that we offer in facilities right across the country”.

Minister McKenzie was accompanied by Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Colin Gager and staff from the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, where they carried out cleaning activities, and engaged with the residents, including helping to feed them and comb their hair.

The Trelawny Infirmary, which has over 60 residents, is the second facility in western Jamaica to be visited by Minister McKenzie as part of Local Government and Community Development Month activities.

He stopped at the Hanover Infirmary on Wednesday (November 14).