The current decline in the number of marriages occurring annually, coupled with an increase in divorce rates in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries, is posing a serious threat to public health, social wellbeing and national development.
In an effort to recognize and encourage fathers, the St. Elizabeth Health Services will host a Father's Empowerment Workshop which will equip some 30 fathers with parenting skills, provide mentorship and also acknowledge them for playing an invaluable role in their children's lives.
Regional Technical Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Dr. Michael Coombs says if there is to be a turnaround in the health of the population and economic development of the country, the issues affecting our homes must be addressed.
Eye care has been significantly advanced for residents of central Jamaica with the official opening of an Ophthalmology Clinic and Operating Theatre at the Mandeville Regional Hospital valued at J$88.85 million. The clinic was opened by Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley on Thursday, January 28.
The healthcare capacity in the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) facilities will be boosted through the commitment of J$9.6 million dollars from bauxite/alumina company Jamalco. The first of two disbursements valued at $4.8 million was handed over to the SRHA on Thursday, April 15 at the Jamalco office in Clarendon.
Describing the move as a Jamaican innovation, Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Board, Mr. Wayne Chen lauded the SRHA for spearheading an initiative to convert and customize two buses into ambulances which has resulted in savings of $7.6 million.
In a matter of weeks, laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy which is sight threatening complications caused by uncontrolled diabetes, will begin at the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Mandeville Regional Hospital.
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