RJR News / The Government, through a private entity, will be assessing the capacity needs of five public hospitals across the island, to provide resources for the expansion of services.

This was disclosed by Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton who was speaking in May Pen, Clarendon, on Thursday said the Ministry is looking at the technical specifications of the facilities, to expand medical services.

He said the assessment team, consisting of technical experts, will examine and determine the needs of the hospitals and what should be added.  

The five hospitals to be assessed are the Kingston Public Hospital, May Pen, Mandeville, Spanish Town and St Ann’s Bay.


Meanwhile, Tufton said the Ministry has decided to extend the opening hours at public health clinics.


 The Ministry is also moving to reduce the high demands on public hospitals by diverting some cases to public health centres.




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