The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment has re-commenced the delivery of mental health services at the original site at Villa following the re-opening of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Luis DeShong said in a release that the residents of the facility traveled from Orange Hill back to Villa on December 7, 2016, with no reported incidents en route.
The Ministry thanks the residents of the various communities in North Windward, particularly those in Orange Hill, for hosting the named facility and its residents during the renovations.
The Ministry also thanks the Commissioner of Police and other officers of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, the Permanent Secretary and staff of Ministry of Transport, Works, and the bus owners and operators who all facilitated the transfer of the residents from Orange Hill to Villa.
The Health Ministry says it is also grateful to the entire staff of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre for their profound patience and understanding during the renovation of the main facility.
The renovation of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre, at a cost of just over EC$4 million, was done under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Modernization of the Health Sector project.