Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton (right), cuts the ribbon to re-open the renovated Black River Health Centre, in St. Elizabeth, on Thursday, May 2. Sharing the moment are Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and Member of Parliament for South West St. Elizabeth, Hon. Floyd Green (left), Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Dr. Carey Wallace (second left), Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie (2nd right), Parish Manager for the St. Elizabeth Health Services, Mr. Sean Brissett (3rd right) and Medical Officer (Health), Dr. Tonia Dawkins Beharie (partly hidden-2nd left).
The health centre was renovated at a cost of $11.5 million, funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). Residents can access services including: maternal and child health, curative, dental, dressing, child’s guidance, mental health, environmental health, nutrition and women’s health. The health centre will extend its opening hours, from its normal hours of Mondays to Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The renovated waiting area of the health which promotes health messages.
A section of the renovated and expanded Black River Health Centre in St. Elizabeth.