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Nurses back on the job at Cornwall Regional Hospital

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:57 PM

Nurses and other health workers at Cornwall Regional Hospital are back on the job after going on strike yesterday.

The workers went back to work following a meeting with Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, Nurses' Association of Jamaican, the Medical Association of Jamaica, and the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association.

A release from the Health Ministry says the employees agreed to work together to continue offering critical services at Cornwall Regional while minimising the adverse impact on staff and patients at the facility.

It says the nurses and doctors were also informed about the continued relocation of services and patients to identified locations. 

NAJ President Janet Coore-Farr says the Health Ministry has committed to minimising the problems caused by the poor air quality in another two to three weeks.

 

NAJ president Janet coore-Farr

Yesterday, nurses employed at the hospital called in sick as they protested the poor air quality at the hospital.

Of the 155 workers scheduled for duty yesterday, only 80 turned up, forcing senior nurses to deliver healthcare to patients at the hospital.