Through a proposed NHT Foundation the island’s infirmaries and golden age homes will benefit from approximately $600M. This was announced by Prime Minister Bruce Golding in his budget debate yesterday May 10, 2011, at Gordon House.
According to the Jamaica Observer … Four target projects have been identified, including improvements to golden age homes and infirmaries through physical upgrading and the provision of training for the staff of these institutions, particularly in enabling them to properly care for residents with special needs.
In explaining the proposals the Prime Minister noted that, “The NHT proposes to establish a Foundation through which a maximum of 50 per cent of these funds will be channelled to support specific causes that are considered to be in the public interest”.
See full story in Jamaica Observer May 11, 2011 page 5