New building to be constructed to house Lawrence Tavern Health CentreSunday, October 10, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A new building is to be constructed during fiscal year 2022/23 to house the Lawrence Tavern Health Centre in West Rural St Andrew. The facility has outgrown the structure it now occupies.
The project will be financed by the National Health Fund (NHF) and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.
This was announced by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the constituency’s member of parliament, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.
“Currently, this space is inadequate and needs a complete renovation. This Centre accommodates… over 200 patients daily… coming from as far as Glengoffe in St Catherine, which borders West Rural St Andrew,” she said.
Cuthbert-Flynn was making her contribution in the 2021/22 State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives last Tuesday.
She assured the residents of Lawrence Tavern that the community’s roads, infrastructure and water are being prioritised for improvement, adding that “the work will continue throughout all four divisions in the constituency.”
Cuthbert-Flynn further informed that work would commence shortly to rehabilitate farm roads in Rose Hall, Lawrence Tavern at a cost of $8 million while indicating that she would seek to have similar engagements initiated in other areas of the constituency.
Meanwhile, the State Minister welcomed the refurbishing of the Stony Hill Health Centre, which is among those benefitting under the Government’s initiative, implemented over the past five years, to renovate or construct medical facilities islandwide.