Ebenezer Home Celebrates 15th anniversary
ROYAL FLAT, Manchester:
The Ebenezer Home Management Committee recently held its Annual Open Day and 15th anniversary celebration under the theme ‘Dignity in Mental Health’ at the Ebenezer Home, situated on the Grounds of the Manchester Infirmary recently.
Supported by the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) staff, councillors, members of the clergy, among other guests, the event further brought to light challenges associated with mental illness and programmes to make the lives of those suffering from it, better.
Regional Technical Director Dr Michael Coombs said a conscious effort must be made by society to treat the mentally challenged with dignity.
“SRHA has decided to go on a campaign to develop an initiative called ‘Good Health Begins at Home’ because a nation is only as healthy as its families," Dr Coombs noted.
Parish Administrative Officer Sandia Chambers-Ferguson said the Manchester Health Department will be adopting a fresh approach to the management of health care within the parish. She added that they are currently engaged in the process of creating a vision which will see Manchester boasting the most efficiently managed primary health care community system in the entire island.
According to Michael Stewart, guest speaker and chairman for the SRHA, "partnerships with institutions like Ebenezer Home and the government of Jamaica will increase proximal and affordable access to Mental Health care and resources".