The Clarendon Health Department in partnership with the Youth Ministries Department of the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will undertake a major clean-up campaign in Clarendon this Sunday, March 20.
Persons needing surgeries to remove foreign objects from the oesophagus would have to be transferred to hospitals in Kingston; however this and other services will be boosted at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) .
Hundreds of residents from the community of Hayes and surrounding districts in Clarendon will benefit from an upgraded Dental Clinic at the Raymonds Health Centre, refurbished at a cost of $4.6 million..
With over 200 patients seen daily and over 36,000 proceedures done annually, the Mandeville Regional Hospital's Radiology Department is now better equipped to provide diagnostic services with the acquisition of an X-Ray machine valued at $19, 599,000, donated by the Chase Fund.
Regional Technical Director for the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Dr. Michael Coombs has announced that fatherlessness is the most significant factor that contributes to broken families in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.
The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA has trained some 196 temporary vector control workers who will assist the SRHA with its fight against mosquito borne diseases in the southern end of the island.
A call is being made for greater recognition and understanding for the work being done by healthcare workers against the background of the outcomes compared to the demands and challenges the health sector faces.
The Mandeville Regional Hospital's (MRH) Blood Bank is encouraging persons to make regular blood donation their responsibility as it moves to make the process easier for donors. The Blood Bank has extended its opening hours to accommodate blood donations beyond regular hours.
Customer service is essential to effective service delivery and the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has been working assiduosly to improve and to implement systems to improve standards of customer service delivery.
In 2011, a customer service hotline was launched in an effort to improve client relations and enhance service delivery at health facilities within the region. Through this hotline, clients will be able to register complaints or compliments regarding service received.
To enable the health and well-being of residents in Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth by providing access to quality healthcare through a suitable and responsive healthcare delivery system that is family centered, customer focused and stakeholder driven.
Healthy people in healthy familes, in a clean and safe environment