Infirmary accepts JLP wheelchairs
IN a reversal of its earlier snub, the Trelawny Parish Council on Wednesday allowed Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for North Trelawny, Christopher Jobson, to donate three wheelchairs to the Falmouth Infirmary.
Jobson had planned to present the chairs to the Council on October 4, but was prevented from doing so by Councillor Claudette Jackson, who reportedly advised Infirmary Matron, ,Icylin Allen, not to accept the gift.
Since the publication of the story in the Observer, the council has been harshly criticised for its action.
Two weeks ago council chairman, mayor Joseph Wright met with Jobson and apologised for the council’s rejection of his offer.
In a brief ceremony on Wednesday, which was attended by deputy chairman of the council, Michael Waite and secretary/ manager Leonie Earle, Wright accepted the gift on behalf of the Infirmary.
In his short address, the mayor thanked Jobson for his offer and again tendered an apology for the council’s initial refusal of the gift .
Matron Icylin Allen, who was also present at the function, said she was happy to get the chairs, as the institution was in dire need of them.