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Outpatient pharmacy services scaled down at Mount Salem Health Centre

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 1:34 PM

The National Health Fund says outpatient services have been significantly scaled down at its pharmacy at the Mount Salem Health Centre in St James.

The agency says this was done to accommodate accident and emergency services from the Cornwall Regional Hospital at the health centre.

The hospital is grappling with a re-emergence of noxious fumes which is affecting operations at the major health facility.

The Fund says due to the scaling down at the health centre only patients with prescriptions for chemotherapy and same day emergency prescriptions are being facilitated.

The agency says other outpatients may fill their prescriptions at public sector pharmacies in St James including the pharmacies at Adelphi, Cambridge, Maroon Town and the Catherine Hall Type 5 Health Centres.

Meanwhile, a health ministry team led by Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, is leading a tour of the facility.

Ministry officials met yesterday to discuss the problem and identify possible solutions.