Paediatric patients at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon will now benefit from a newly refurbished Learning Centre that facilitates recreational and educational activities. The Centre will also be used as a GSAT learning centre.
CEO for the Hospital, Mr. Leon Dixon said the Centre will facilitate GSAT lessons and examinations. A teacher has been assigned to the Centre as an initiative of the hospital.
The Paediatric Ward Learning Centre which was refurbished by the Flow Foundation at a cost of J$1.2 million was officially handed over to the hospital’s administration yesterday (October 29, 2015).
Mr. Dixon noted that the brightly coloured and engaging room is equipped with the necessary tools for educational and recreational sessions and will be of great benefit to the children.
“Children in hospitals are thrown out of their routine and the learning centre will help to bring that routine back as it caters to their educational and recreational needs,” the CEO explained.
For Executive Chairman of the FLOW Foundation, Errol Miller, the handing over of the Learning Centre coincides with the company’s Mission Day which is geared towards staff working on projects across the island to connect communities and transform lives.
He added that learning should not stop because you are in the hospital.