Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has given the assurance that residents of southern Trelawny should start benefitting from improved services at the Ulster Spring Hospital soon.
This, he advised, as efforts are currently underway to facilitate full resumption of operations and services at that institution, while addressing several United States-based organizations affiliated with the parish during a recent meeting in New York.
Services reportedly provided by the Ulster Spring Hospital were reportedly scaled down, to be limited to the provision of emergency, trauma, and inpatient care.
In underscoring government’s commitment to improving primary healthcare, Dr. Ferguson announced a planned tour of the Ulster Spring Hospital later this month, “to provide us with a first-hand experience of the challenges that are being faced by both patients and other users of the facilities.” This, to determine the necessary inputs to be undertaken.
Dr. Ferguson urged members of the Diaspora to play their part in the government’s thrust to further develop and improve Jamaica’s healthcare system, by supporting these efforts through tangible inputs.
The meeting was organized and hosted by the Friends of Trelawny Association (FOTA) in collaboration with the Ulster Spring Association, and the North America Jamaican Nurses Association.