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Normality returns to Cornwall Regional Hospital

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2016 | 12:00 AM


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.