Kingston mayor says Bustamante Hospital project to extend beyond Labour Day

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams has announced that the renovation of Ward 5E (Isolation Ward) of the Bustamante Hospital for Children will continue beyond Labour Day.

“The project has come a far way since its commencement. We have budgeted over $4 million for phase one of the renovation. We will be constructing three isolation rooms on the ward ranging from mild to moderate and severe isolation.

We have torn out most of the wooden structures as there was a termite infestation. We replaced it with aluminium and did work on the plumbing and will be installing air conditioning units along with new windows and doors,” Williams explained in a release from the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) today.

The mayor commended the team from the KSAMC and the hospital for working together to create solutions and stated that he intends to have other projects targeted on the Isolation Ward following the completion of this one.

“The issues are many but we will take it one step at a time until we are finished. We thank those who joined and are walking with us and we will ensure the ward is fit for the most precious assets we have as a city, our children,” he added.

He also mentioned that simultaneously the KSAMC Junior Council is undertaking its own Labour Day Project at the Breezy Castle roundabout.

Youth Mayor Annakay Hudson and Junior CEO Matthew Fulton are leading their team in the creation of a 200 metre cycle track and beautification project including the planting of trees.

“That project is also ongoing and we have big plans for the space and what it will mean for the transformation of downtown Kingston.

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