This department falls immediately under the Poor Relief Department, it is a mere extension as this area, serves as accommodation to persons who are termed as Indoor Poor.
The Matron heads this Section.
The Spanish Town Infirmary is located at 13 Monk Street, Spanish Town, St. Catherine. It is housed in an area, which was a former army camp, and as such it is a heritage building, being that it is over 150 years old.
The Spanish Town Infirmary is designed to provide food, clothing, housing, medical care and emotional support for the indigent and destitute of St. Catherine. The Spanish Town Infirmary is one of Agencies that falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development, through the St. Catherine Municipal Corporation, which is the governing body that directly oversees the running of the institution.
Persons are admitted to the infirmary following investigations by the Poor Relief Officers of the parish. A Matron currently manages the administrative responsibilities of the Spanish Town Infirmary. The residents of the Spanish Town Infirmary have been beneficiaries of donations from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community based organizations (CBOs, faith based organizations (FBOs) and private individuals.