House: Lefroy House to relocate

  • Lefroy House on Ireland Island in Sandys, just before Hurricane Fabian badly damaged the facility in 2003 (File photograph)

    Lefroy House on Ireland Island in Sandys, just before Hurricane Fabian badly damaged the facility in 2003 (File photograph)


A home for seniors in the West End that suffered major damage in a 2003 hurricane is to close.

The House of Assembly was told on Monday that Lefroy House would move from Ireland Island in Sandys to a new location in the Rockaway area of Southampton.

Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, the Shadow Minister of Health, questioned whether cash had been budgeted for the move

She said the present building was “no longer fit for its purpose”.

Ms Gordon-Pamplin added that, as a former minister, she had examined “how we could rehabilitate the building — or, if something needs a wrecking ball, it needs a wrecking ball”.

MPs heard that Lefroy House at present charges residents $1,305 per month, compared to $5,000 a month for the Sylvia Richardson rest home in St George’s.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, said a five-year capital project for Lefroy House was planned.

She explained: “$250,000 is the estimate for 2019-20 and this is primarily budgeted for design work for this year to bring forward the concept phase to a designed facility that will replace the existing facility as a new-build in the Rockaway area of Southampton.”

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Published Mar 14, 2019 at 12:22 pm (Updated Mar 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm)

House: Lefroy House to relocate

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