Slipe Pen Road Comprehensive Health Centre has been officially adopted by Rainforest Seafoods under the Ministry of Health & Wellness’s Adopt-A-Clinic programme. The centre will now benefit from a three-year partnership with the company, which has committed $6 million to the project. Funds provided will be used to purchase clinical and other equipment, and to undertake minor infrastructure upgrades, to include repainting, space expansion, facility enhancements. Rainforest Seafoods has spent more than $1.8 million to do roof repairs on the Maternal & Child Health Waiting Area.
During the symbolic adoption ceremony held on Thursday, July 4, Mr. Jerome Miles,General Manager, Rainforest Seafoods handed over 4 blood pressure machines and 3 digital scales for the Maternal Ward at the centre. The items which are valued at over $530,000, will significantly enhance the institution’s ability to effectively manage the patients.
The Comprehensive Health Centre is the largest Type 5 health facility in the Kingston and St. Andrew Metropolitan Area. It is also one of eight health centres that offer extended opening hours from Mondays to Fridays starting at 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is one of the main facilities that offer services to HIV/STI patients.
In addition to the residents of Arnett Gardens, the centre also serves people from Downtown Kingston, Arnold Road, Fletchers Land, Allman Town and other communities.
Services offered at the centre include pharmacy, dental, mental health, child
guidance/counselling, curative and emergency services, specialised health care for HIV/STI clients, laboratory services, maternal and child health, yellow fever vaccine, nutrition clinic and health education for chronic illness clinic.