Clarendon health centre gets $4.6m upgrade

September 23, 2016
Shanique Samuels Photo Head of Corporate Strategy and Capital EMEA for the Noble Group, Christophe Urtel; and Vice Chairman of the SRHA Board, Michael Stern, cut the ribbon to the refurbished dental clinic. Looking on are: Jamalco's General Counsel, Sonia Mitchell (left); Dental Surgeon Dr Lesline Davis (3rd right); Regional Director, SRHA, Michael Bent (2nd right) and Councillor of the Rocky Point Division and SRHA Board member, Winston Maragh.
Shanique Samuels Photo A section of the newly refurbished dental clinic.
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Residents of Hayes and surrounding districts in Clarendon will benefit from an upgraded dental clinic at the Raymonds Health Centre, which was refurbished at a cost of $4.6 million.

The renovation was funded by bauxite company Jamalco, through its Noble Foundation, and was officially handed over on Wednesday.

expressing gratitude

The work undertaken was done between June 2015 and September 2016, and included the renovation of cupboards and fixtures, the restoration of a sterilisation sink, as well as plumbing upgrades. A dental chair was also provided.

Parish manager for the Clarendon Health Services, Joseph Grant, in expressing gratitude, added that this was a significant upgrade which will enhance dental care in the parish.

"It has improved the overall quality of resources and services for our staff and clients for which we are extremely grateful. I want to commend Jamalco for its commitment in helping to enhance health care in the parish," he said.

economic development

Head of Corporate Strategy and Capital EMEA for the Noble Group Christophe Urtel, in his remarks, noted that his company in partnership with Jamalco is committed to impacting lives and communities to foster social and economic development.

The Raymonds Health Centre serves approximately 10,000 persons, offering curative, dental, child health and community health services five days per week. Its dental unit offers extraction and cleaning services to adults and children, and also dental health education to some 100 persons monthly.

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