St. Ann’s Bay Hospital to be Expanded at a Cost of $140 Million

first_imgSt. Ann’s Bay Hospital to be Expanded at a Cost of $140 Million Health & WellnessSeptember 1, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, on Friday, August 30, broke ground for the expansion of the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital in St. Ann at a cost of $140 million.The project, which is being funded by the National Health Fund (NHF), will provide additional theatre facility and recovery area, and improve overall care to patients.Phase one will cost some $59 million and will entail construction of a 3,572- square foot building, which will house two additional theatre sites, staff lounge, and consultants’ offices, along with a six-bed recovery area.The scope of work includes construction of a thick concrete roof and traditional reinforced block walls with specialised walls and floor finishes, installation of central air conditioning units as well as relevant sanitary fixtures, and commissioning of medical gases, surgical lights, and a fire protection system.Phase two will run concurrently with phase one, and involves the acquisition of mainly surgical equipment and furniture.Dr. Ferguson said that the expansion is needed, as it will better enable the hospital to serve residents of the parish and adjoining areas. The institution caters to persons in St. Ann, while patients are referred from St. Mary, Portland, Trelawny, Clarendon, St. Catherine, and St. Andrew.“The St. Ann’s Bay Hospital is experiencing an increase in the number of surgeries from a little over 2, 700 in 2008, to more than 3,000 by 2011.  The hospital serves a population of approximately 365,000. It was when I visited… in 2012 and saw the conditions in the accident and emergency department that I decided that we would begin work immediately to make improvements to the facility. I know the importance of having good service and facilities, and my commitment is to put the health sector and the people of Jamaica on the path to achieving our National Development Goals outlined in Vision 2030,” Dr. Ferguson stated.He said that the project should be completed by the end of this financial year, and urged the contractor to “ensure that we get value for money through the provision of the highest quality service that you can offer. Complete the work within the timeframe, and ensure that it is done within the budgetary boundaries established.”In the last calendar year, the Government spent some $375 million on infrastructure improvement projects in the public health sector.This year, over $500 million has been expended for upgrading work at health facilities, Minister Ferguson informed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedMen Over 40 Urged To Get Screened For Prostate Cancer RelatedGround Broken for $40m Claremont Centre of Excellence RelatedConsultations on Tobacco Control Regulations Endcenter_img Story HighlightsThe project will provide additional theatre facility and recovery areaPhase one will cost some $59 million and will entail construction of a 3,572- square foot buildingThis year, over $500 million has been expended for upgrading work at health facilities St. Ann’s Bay Hospital to be Expanded at a Cost of $140 MillionJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: Garfield AngusMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (3rd left), participates in the breaking of ground for expansion of the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital in St. Ann on August 30. Others (from left) are: Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund (NHF), Everton Anderson; Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann, Shahine Robinson; Chairman of the North Eastern Regional Health Authority (NERHA), Leon Gordon; Consultant Anaesthesiologist at the hospital, Dr. Peter Scarlett; and Project Manager, Everald Samuels. Advertisementslast_img read more

Groves Police blotter for July 29-Aug. 4

first_img Aug. 3Keith Green, 38, was arrested for City Code — possession or injection of certain prohibited substances in the 5500 block of West Washington.Keeth Fontenot, 61, was theft in the 6000 block of 39th.An assault was reported in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive.Credit/debit card abuse was reported in the 4500 block of Twin City Highway.A theft was reported in the 2700 block of Second Avenue.Criminal mischief was reported in the 5500 block of West Washington.Abandon/endanger child/criminal negligence and possession of prohibited substance city ordinance was reported in the 5100 block of East Parkway.Theft of a trash can was reported in the 3100 block of Taft.An assault was reported in the 3100 block of Allison.An assault was reported in the 4600 block of Twin City Highway.Aug. 4Cassie Nugent, 33, was arrested for warrants in the 4000 block of Twin City Highway.Jeremy Bird, 35, was arrested for warrants in the 6500 block of 39th.Daigan Dulin, 25, was arrested for warrants in the 3600 block of Main.Jermal Green, 36, was arrested for warrants in the 4600 block of Twin City Highway.Eden Jones, 34, was arrested for warrants in the 5000 block of 32nd.Fraudulent use or possession of identifying information was reported in the 5200 block of Lincoln.Burglary of a habitation was reported in the 3100 block of Boyd.Criminal mischief was reported in the 5100 block of West Washington.Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was reported and a criminal trespass warning was issued in the 2500 block of Little John. Next UpJuly 31Jason Boone, 36, was arrested for warrants in the 4200 block of FM 366.Criminal mischief was reported in the 6400 block of Gulfway Drive.A theft was reported in the 6900 block of Howe.Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was reported in the 2900 block of Azalea.Aug. 1Reginald Brooks, 42, was arrested for warrants in the 6300 block of Howe.Nicholas Sanders, 22, was arrested for warrants in the 5400 block of West Parkway.Ronald Barlow, 36, was arrested for Warrants in the 5000 block of East Parkway.Angel Rocha Ramos, 35, was arrested for warrants in the 5200 block of East Parkway.An assault was reported in the 3800 block of Lay.A dangerous dog at large was reported in the 3300 block of Taft.A missing person was reported in the 6200 block of Howe.An assault was reported in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive.Criminal mischief was reported in the 7200 block of Terrell.Aug. 2Edward Romero, 35, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and evading arrest in the 6800 block of Whitby.Decovin Jerry, 28, was arrested for warrants in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive.Joshua Reeves, 48, was arrested for public intoxication in the 3400 block of Newton.A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 5100 block of East Parkway.A report for information was completed in the 3400 block of Newton.Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief was reported in the 3100 block of Lay.A report for Information was completed at Twin City Highway and Hogaboom Road.A dog bite was reported in the 5100 block of 33rd. Groves Police made the following arrests and responded to the following calls between July 29 and Aug. 4:July 29Chad Pierce, 48, was arrested for warrants and evading in the 6300 block of 32nd Street.A theft was reported in the 6800 block of Howe Street.An assault was reported in the 2600 block of Amber.A report for unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material was completed in the 4700 block of Clermont.July 30No reports.last_img read more

Songa Offshore earnings in North Sea affected by bad weather in February

first_imgSonga Offshore, an international offshore drilling company, has released its monthly rig fleet update for February 2014.Songa Venus achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 98% during the month working for Mubadala Petroleum in Malaysia.Songa Mercur achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 100% during the month working for Idemitsu in Vietnam.Songa Trym achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 98% during the month working for Statoil in Norway.Songa Dee achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 93% during the month working for Statoil in Norway.Songa Delta achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 96% working for Statoil in Norway.The earnings efficiencies of the three rigs operating in the North Sea were all negatively impacted by the rigs earning a Waiting-on-Weather rate due to inclement weather for extended periods of the month.[mappress]Press Release, March 06, 2014last_img read more

“Something that interests me” – Player would be happy with Everton…

first_imgWidely seen as one of the worst players on the pitch for Carlo Ancelotti, the Frenchman will want to put that performance behind him as soon as possible, and he started doing so by sitting down with RMC Sport on Monday evening.Currently loaned out by Monaco, the right-back is still unsure as to what his future holds, but it seems he has a preference as to what he wants to do going forward if it were solely down to him.Asked about it, he said: “I had a talk with the Monaco board. They knew my position, and I know theirs. My goal is to play high intensity games, which is what I discovered in the Premier League. Regarding Everton, I have my position and I know the manager’s. I don’t know if they will trigger the clause. Down my end, all the lights are green, the manager likes me, he trusts me.“There are parameters that will become relevant and that I don’t have control over with Monaco and Everton. My goal is to win as many games until the end of the season. The Euros are arriving. They want to invest to get a European spot. It’s something that interests me, it’s in what I want and we’ll see what the future has in store for us”.As commitments go, that’s a pretty big one, and it appears that Sidibé is thoroughly enjoying himself at Goodison Park these days.Since his arrival, the defender has made 24 appearances in all competitions for the Toffees, managing five assists along the way.There is an option to buy at €14m in his loan deal, which cost €2.5m in the first place.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHealthyFoodNetwork21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock Men  HealthyFoodNetworkUndo A starter in the 4-0 loss against Chelsea at the weekend, Everton’s Djibril Sidibé didn’t have the best of times against Frank Lampard’s side.last_img read more