Tuesday 24th July, 2018- The Ministry of Health is reporting that plans are in the pipeline to structurally upgrade the Johnson’s Point Community Clinic, as well as improving the working environment of the staff and the delivery of care to the clients.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by Health, Wellness and the Environment Minister, Molwyn Joseph, during a visit to the Johnson’s Point Health Center, as part of his island wide tour to the country’s primary health-care facilities. Among the issues to be immediately tackled are shutters for the windows, the walls in the waiting area which are showing signs of cracking, wearing and tearing as well as the roof of the building which often leaks during a heavy downpour of rain.
There were requests for medical supplies and equipment by Acting Public Health Nurse for the Old Road to Bendals area, Nurse Soria Winston, and Minister Joseph promised that the facility will soon be outfitted with new chairs for the waiting area, computers for the nurses and doctors, an examination couch, bathroom supplies, dressing kits, and sutures. Other equipment and appliances that will be coming to the institution are fans and a refrigerator which will be used to store vaccines.
The Health Center is also a hub for the Medical Benefits Scheme and it was announced that the present pharmacy which is located inside the Clinic will be moved to the much bigger District Nurse Quarters just east of the Center.
The visit to the southern section of the island comes on the heels of another visit which the Minister made to the Grays-Farm Health Center last week. Apart from Minister Joseph, Tuesday’s delegation also included Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment-Joan Carrot and Acting Supervisor of Public Health Nurses, Phillipa Roberts.