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24 abandoned patients relocated from Cornwall Regional hospital

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:54 PM

Twenty-four patients who were abandoned at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James have been relocated to the Falmouth Hospital and Infirmary in Trelawny.

The Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says another 12 are to be transferred shortly.

Tufton says infrastructure was put in place to accommodate these persons in Falmouth along with two nurses on secondment from Cornwall. 

According to the health minister, three dormant operating theatres at the Falmouth hospital have been retrofitted.

Meanwhile, he says steps are advanced to fix the ventilation system at Cornwall which has been emitting noxious fumes.

 

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton

Operations at the Cornwall Regional Hospital have been disrupted due to the malfunctioning ventilation system.