The Culture Health Arts Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund will work over the next five years to establish a centre for the treatment of kidney disease in St Ann.
While making his contributions to the 2023-2024 Sectoral Debate Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Floyd Green said the Regional Nephrology Centre of Excellence will be at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital.
He shared that the project is in the preliminary stage and is to advance toward the design
stage in the 2023/24 FY.
The CHASE Fund was created to channel needed interventions for social transformation and sustained national economic growth in the three mandated areas: Early Childhood Education, Health, and Arts & Culture.
Green said that the Nephrology Centre is one of the three priority initiatives of the Fund this fiscal year.
Additionally, the Fund will continue to construct, upgrade and equip infant schools and departments according to the Standards for Early Childhood Commission certification. Schools with construction work to be completed within this period include the Barking Lodge Primary and Infant School in St Thomas and Farm Primary and Infant School in St James.
Under the arts and culture branch, CHASE will establish a museum in Moran Bay, St Thomas, to commemorate the country’s rich cultural and historical heritage.