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Psych patients still being treated at Cornwall Regional

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

Despite concerns being expressed that the 10th floor of the Cornwall Regional Hospital, in Montego Bay, St James, is being impacted by the ongoing air-quality issues which have affected operations at the hospital, the psychiatric patients who occupy that floor will not be moved.

Public relations officer for the Ministry of Health, Fiona Fennell, told The Gleaner yesterday that the hospital, which has been affected by noxious fumes originating from a ventilation system on the building's first three floors, is still providing on-site treatment to its patients on 10th floor's Psychiatric Ward.

"The in-patients are on the 10th floor being treated, and they have a system in place to record the complaints from the patients," Fennell said in a brief statement.

"There is still irritation as it relates to respiratory issues and itching or rashes, because the situation still exists with the fumes, but I cannot give you a [complete] picture because I do not have that kind of data."