Renovations at the Palms Geriatric Home are complete and the facility is now capable of accommodating 240 residents.
Director of Social Services at the Human Services and Social Security Ministry, Whentworth Tanner made this disclosure on Thursday, during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).
The renovations, which included the completion of two new wards, has increased the Palms’ capacity by 50.
“We were operating at about 170 persons, because of the two wards not being operable. Those two wards combined, especially in keeping with our COVID-19 guidelines, can accommodate 25 persons apiece, so our capacity has increased by 50,” he said.
Tanner highlighted that the Palms continued to implement the guidelines to ensure that all residents remain safe.
The rehabilitation works at the Palms were completed in December 2020.
Human Services and Social Security Minister, Dr Vindhya Persaud, during an interview with the DPI in November, had said the Ministry intended to ensure that the facility could properly accommodate all residents.