Montego Bay’s Hope Health Clinic Moves to New $3.2 Million Home Thanks to the Good Shepherd Foundation.
Hope Health Clinic Moves to New $3.2 Million Home: The opening ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, was well supported as a packed reception area joined in the celebration of the completed faculty. His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J Governor General and the board members of the Good Shepherd Foundation, welcomed the public to witness the official cutting of the ribbon and a tour of the centre.
Although the Hope Health Clinic has been treating patients for over 40 years, its new two-storey building is home to an eye care center, dental clinic, general medical practice, a quiet chapel and accommodations for visiting teams of volunteer doctors and nurses.
During the ceremony echoes of thanks and gratitude were sent out to the many persons in Jamaica and abroad, who contributed to the success of the 7-year building project headed by the Board members of the Good Shepherd Foundation, which was created by Archbishop Charles Dufour Emeritus of Kingston.
Mrs. Jeanne Robinson-Foster, C.D. Chair of the Good Shepard Foundation, otherwise known by her superhero name “Mrs. Robin Hood”, received notable mention for her amazing ability to gather the support and funding necessary to complete the project.
“It is amazing what has happened here today. Just a testimony of what we can do when we work together” said Robinson-Foster.
Opened in the early 1970’s by Sister Margret Young OSF together with Rev. Father William, the center continues to be a beacon of hope for the working poor and less privileged people of Montego Bay in need of holistic health care treatments, giving to the overall development and strengthing of the nation. 90 percent of Hope Health Clinic’s patients are uninsured, however, services are provided at a low cost, and everyone is afforded medical attention regardless of their inability to pay.
“Today we are very happy to see the centre officially opened, special thanks to the Bishop for being in attendance we couldn’t open it without his blessings and we are glad to do something great for the community.” remarked chair member, Lachu Ramchandani O.D. J.P.
For more information on The Good Shepherd Foundation and the Hope Health Clinic visit their facebook page at @thegoodshepherd.
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