Nor­mal­ity re­turns to Corn­wall Re­gional Hos­pi­tal

Jamaica Gleaner - - ACROSS THE NATION -

VEN­TI­LA­TION IS­SUES, which re­sulted in the sus­pen­sion of clin­i­cal and out­pa­tient ser­vices at the Corn­wall Re­gional Hos­pi­tal in Mon­tego Bay on Tues­day, Septem­ber 27, have been con­tained.

Con­se­quently, ser­vices in the ac­ci­dent and emer­gency, med­i­cal records and clin­ics de­part­ments re­turned to nor­mal on Thurs­day.

How­ever, the blood-do­na­tion unit is be­ing re­lo­cated tem­po­rar­ily to the in­fec­tion con­trol cen­tre on the grounds of the hos­pi­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to a pub­lic re­la­tions rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the hos­pi­tal, Clin­ton Pick­er­ing, the ven­ti­la­tion prob­lem af­fected the first, sec­ond and third floors of the hos­pi­tal, re­sult­ing in only emer­gency cases be­ing seen in the ac­ci­dent and emer­gency de­part­ment.

“The board of di­rec­tors and man­age­ment have been mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion and a de­ci­sion has been taken to bring in out­side ex­per­tise to seek out the source of the ven­ti­la­tion prob­lem and deal with it ef­fec­tively,” Pick­er­ing told The Gleaner.

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