The Cabinet agreed to place a new focus on improving mental health. The repair of the Clarevue Mental Hospital, to cure it of its deficiencies, is well underway. An additional psychiatrist has been recruited to supplement the work of the lone doctor assigned to the hospital.
Special needs education is also being placed on the radar. The Second Chance Program (YEEP) is to be expanded to meet the growing needs of those who require higher education in order to advance on their jobs.
The Ophthalmology Center at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center will have a new home at the Sir Cuthwin Lake Medical Center on Nugent Avenue. The Cardiac Center will take the place of the Renal/Dialysis unit at the SLBMC while the Renal/Dialysis Unit will now be housed at the old Holberton Hospital at the refurbished Edward Ward.