WHEN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY RESUMES next month, Member of Parliament (MP) Hamilton Lashley should be back in his seat.
That’s because the St Michael South East (MP) said that he was feeling well enough to get back to work after sustaining injuries in a vehicular accident at the end of July.
“I expect when Parliament opens I will be attending either the first (October 19) or second sitting,” he told the SUNDAY SUN yesterday after a meeting at the Salvation Army, Reed Street, The City, to announce the restart of that organisation’s after school programme.
Lashley, who is also Government’s National Camp Co-ordinator, was involved in a vehicular accident on July 27 which claimed the life of his driver Sylvester Browne and left him with two fractures to the right hand as well as a bump to the head and soft tissue injury to the stomach.
He said the cast on his arm was removed on Friday and he was currently going through physical therapy on his own until his next scheduled appointment to see a doctor on October 8.
Still some pain
“I still have one or two pains but I’m coming along. Depending on how the doctor visit goes I may have to get professional physical therapy but the prognosis was that I’m looking pretty good,” he said.
Lashley wanted to thank the staff of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, especially orthopaedic surgeon Randy Carrington; the radiologists; nurses and orderlies for their “outstanding” service.
“As an outpatient, I was very impressed with the exceptional professionalism of the staff and the administration of personal assistance. The only thing is they may need to expand the waiting area and provide more comfortable seating,” he said.
Lashey also extended well wishes to Prime Minister David Thompson, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, on behalf of himself; his family and his constituency.
“I have no doubt in my mind of the Prime Minister’s faith in God and that he will pull through this. I was snatched from the jaws of death so I have no doubt he too will pull through. Everything is in the hands of God,” he said.