Newly appointed State Minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Hon. Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, toured the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on Friday, September 25, 2020, to meet with the staff to discuss future plans for maternal and child healthcare in Jamaica. During a tour, the State Minister said that maternal health continues to be a major area of focus for the Ministry, as it seeks to reduce the mortality rate among this demographic.
Mrs. Cuthbert Flynn emphasised the access to quality healthcare as an important factor in preventing deaths among new mothers and infants, and said the Government continues work to improve the public sector’s maternal and neonatal healthcare.
Meanwhile, Ms. Maureen Golding, Regional Director, SERHA, said that discussions are under way for the modernization of the hospital's labour ward and that great improvements were made to the aesthetics of the hospital.