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Newly Adopted Clinic: Rollington Town Health Centre


Mr. Wentworth Charles (right), Board Chairman, SERHA and Dr. Claude H. Denbow, donor point at the symbolic plaque for the adoption of the Rollington Town Health Centre during the ceremony on Friday, October 21, 2022. Looking on from (left) are: Mr. Phillip Paulwell, Member of Parliament, Kingston East and Port Royal and Mr. Frank Benbow (hidden), donor. 
Mr. Wentworth Charles (right), Board Chairman, SERHA and Dr. Claude H. Denbow, donor, point at the symbolic plaque for the adoption of the Rollington Town Health Centre during the ceremony on Friday, October 21, 2022. Looking on from (left) are: Mr. Phillip Paulwell, Member of Parliament, Kingston East and Port Royal and Mr. Frank Benbow (hidden), donor. 

The Rollington Town Health Centre in Kingston has been officially adopted under the Government’s Adopt-a-Clinic Programme.

This brings the overall number to 39, with a total commitment of approximately J$166.3 million.

Speaking at the adoption ceremony on October 21, 2022, Mr. Wentworth Charles, South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) Chairman, thanked the donor partners – Dr. Claude Denbow, Dr. Frank Denbow, and the Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Association for their commitment to support the facility.

The health centre is expected to benefit from funding support totalling $5.7 million over a five-year period. Mr. Charles said the donation was timely, “given the strain on our health system arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and other health events that we continue to battle with globally”.

He noted that in the Government’s efforts to reform primary healthcare service delivery in Jamaica, there would be changes in infrastructure, human resources and a transition to a patient-centric, integrated model of care.

This, Mr. Charles added, will be implemented over the next eight to 10 years, in keeping with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ 10-year strategic plan.

The Rollington Town health centre serves a population of approximately 15,500 Jamaicans in and around the immediate community and as far as Mountain View Avenue. The 43-year-old facility, which averages 1,292 patients monthly, offers curative, dental, general family planning, mental health, laboratory, nutrition, and maternal and child health services. Additional services include ECG tests.

The Adopt-a-Clinic Programme has enabled individuals and groups to contribute to the improvement of primary healthcare service delivery islandwide. Rollington Town Health Centre is the 13th such facility within the South East Regional Health Authority to benefit from the initiative.

Adoption Date: October 21, 2022

Funding: The donors have pledged the amount of $5.7 million over five years.


Want to adopt a clinic or learn about other clinics that have been adopted? Visit the Adopt-A-Clinic page on our website!

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