The Stony Hill Health Centre will be retrofitted under the Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organisation PAHO/WHO into a Smart health facility, which will operate more efficiently, and are more resilient to disasters.
The plans for the Smart Health Care Facilities project were disclosed during a Town Hall Meeting held on Monday, November 12, 2018 to sensitise Stony Hill residents. During the meeting, Mr. Francois Munda, Project Architect, GW Architects Limited, explained that proper roofing, lighting and plumbing repairs will be installed at the Stony Hill Health Centre to enable the facility to become more resilient to disasters. He said the health centre has already been assessed by the PAHO team and structural safety and energy efficiency measures will be implemented to reduce water and energy costs. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.
The project is funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development. The other facilities that will be retrofitted across the island as part of the Smart Health Care Facilities Project includes, the Port Antonio Health Centre, St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre, Mandeville Health Centre and Santa Cruz Health Centre.