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Work on CRH to be completed in new fiscal year

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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PHASE II of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) rehabilitation project, which includes significant work on the ventilation system, is expected to be completed in the 2018/19 fiscal year.

This was disclosed by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen while delivering the 2018/19 Throne Speech in Parliament on February 15.

Citing other programmes that will be undertaken by the Administration in the health sector, he said priority will continue to be placed on the promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle as a means of countering the ongoing epidemic of non-communicable diseases, through the Jamaica Moves campaign.

The Jamaica Moves campaign is the Government's signature health-promotion intervention, which places emphasis on increased physical activity, healthy eating and regular health checks.

The governor general said the completion of the pre-investment works and breaking of ground for the construction of a child and adolescent hospital in western Jamaica will also be undertaken.

He said the focus remains on creating a healthier Jamaica, and programmes to rehabilitate and make new investments in critical health infrastructure will continue.

“Productivity of all sectors hinges on the health and well-being of our people, and while focusing on prevention, we must also continue to expand access and improve the quality of care to optimise the quality of life of all Jamaicans,” the governor general said.

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