Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson has announced that a $20 million dollar renovation and expansion project will be undertaken at the Grange Hill Health Centre in Westmoreland. He made the announcement during a tour of the facility with Minister of Tourism, Dr. Wykeham McNeil on Friday, February 13, 2015.
“I am happy that we have made the decision to move with alacrity to get this renovation and expansion work done at the Grange Hill health centre. The Western Region will have to make arrangements to continue to provide services to the communities while the work proceeds,” he said.
The renovation and expansion of the health centre will be done in two phases. Phase one will be the general renovation and expansion. The work will include the expansion of the waiting and curative areas, installation of a two chair operatory for the dental area and expansion of the maternal and child health areas. Phase two will include fencing of the property and other incidentals.
Funding for the project is being provided through the National Health Fund. Dr. Ferguson indicated that this was being done as part of the Primary Health Care Renewal Programme under which 128 health centres have been completed and an additional nine are pending.