Health ministry orders probe of Sav-la-Mar Hospital children's ward
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described as troubling a video and images circulating on Facebook of construction work being done at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital's paediatric ward while being occupied by children.
Tufton noted that under no circumstance should the children in the hospital's care have been subjected to such conditions.
Following a directive from the health minister on Saturday, the regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority, Dr Ken-Garfield Douglas, suspended the work at once and the area was cleaned.
The matter is being investigated and Tufton is awaiting a report.
"What has occurred on the ward is very unfortunate and in my mind shows poor judgement," Tufton said.
The minister expressed regret that the children and parents/guardians had to endure the indiscretion.