Golden Age Home wish list
Under pressure to improve conditions at the Golden Age Home in St Andrew, the administrators have produced a wish list, which they say, if granted, could see them transform the facility into a place Jamaicans can be proud of.
The administrators are pleading with the Government to provide them with some big-ticket items.
Broiler (sterilisation of laundry)
Additional water tank (5000 gallons)
Additional storage facility (two 40ft containers)
Additional retrofitted bathrooms ( at least 10 should be disabled-friendly)
Industrial food processor
The wish list also extends to private entities and corporate Jamaica who could partner with the Government help the facility to acquire:
Mattresses and mattress covers
Diapers-minimum of 4,200 per month for one cluster
Bedlinen and towels
Shower chairs and shower beds
Wheelchairs (motorised and non-motorised)
Chest of drawers (preferably a eight drawer chest to be shared by two residents)
Autoclave - for sterilisation of medical equipment