Ja­malco re­fur­bishes ad­min­is­tra­tive block at Manchester In­fir­mary

Jamaica Gleaner - - RURAL EXPRESS - Ta­mara Bai­ley Gleaner Writer ru­ral@glean­erjm.com

GREY GROUND, Manchester: STAFF MEM­BERS at the Manchester In­fir­mary will now be able to op­er­ate in ease and com­fort as their work space has been ren­o­vated and retro­fit­ted with all the items needed for their proper func­tion­ing.

The first floor of the block was re­cently of­fi­cially opened by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Ja­malco, the Noble Foun­da­tion and the Manchester Parish Coun­cil and will now house the in­sti­tu­tion’s ad­min­is­tra­tive staff and the ma­tron’s of­fice.

Ac­cord­ing to com­mu­ni­ca­tion of­fi­cer at Ja­malco, Thelma White, re­fur­bish­ing work on the first floor started last Oc­to­ber dur­ing Ja­malco’s Month of Ser­vice ac­tiv­i­ties, at which time the in­te­rior of the build­ing was painted by Ja­malco vol­un­teers.

How­ever, upon re­al­is­ing that more work needed to be done on the build­ing, the Noble Foun­da­tion sub­se­quently con­trib­uted a US$20,000 grant to help with other up­grades.

The re­fur­bished of­fices now boast freshly painted walls, new win­dows, doors, and tiles as well as up­graded bath­room fa­cil­i­ties for staff.

The Ja­malco rep­re­sen­ta­tives are cog­nisant of the fact that the needs of their host com­mu­ni­ties must be met and take pride in as­sess­ing and duly pro­vid­ing for these needs.

Mayor of Man­dev­ille, Coun­cil­lor Brenda Ram­say, while al­lud­ing to the scarcity of re­sources to care for Manchester’s most needy res­i­dents, thanked Ja­malco and the Noble Foun­da­tion for their in­vest­ment in the in­fir­mary. She also ex­pressed the de­sire to see both or­gan­i­sa­tions con­tinue their part­ner­ship with the in­sti­tu­tion.

Head of Cor­po­rate Strat­egy and Cap­i­tal EMEA, Noble Group, Christophe Ur­tel, ex­pressed his de­light to be able to of­fi­cially open the re­fur­bished ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices and com­mended the Ja­malco em­ploy­ees for mak­ing it a re­al­ity.

Ma­tron of the in­fir­mary, Vivinne Grant was de­lighted for the as­sis­tance, not­ing that the needs of the in­fir­mary are great and re­quire con­stant help from cor­po­rate Ja­maica to meet its op­er­a­tional costs each month.

“It takes cash to care and we are burst­ing at our seams ... Thanks to Ja­malco and the Noble Foun­da­tion for mak­ing our lives a lit­tle bit eas­ier,” she said.



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