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UHWI to face media for first time since #deadbabiesscandal broke

Published:Monday | December 21, 2015 | 12:34 AM

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) will face the media today for the first time since the dead babies scandal broke in October. 

The board has called a press conference for 10 o'clock this morning at the St Andrew-based hospital. 

Board chairman, James Moss-Solomon will preside over the proceedings. 

It is expected that the hospital will speak on issues such as compensation and what has been done to improve anti-bacterial systems. 

Moss-Solomon is leading a new board after the one at the time of the scandal resigned clearing the way for new appointments. 

Nineteen babies died over the four months leading up to October due to the outbreak of klebsiella and serratia in the Neonatal Intensive Care units of the UHWI and the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

The hospitals have been blamed for a breakdown in controls and for response to the outbreak.