Jamaica News: The Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit of the Cornwall Regional Hospital, which operates from the Mount Salem Clinic, has been expanded.
“We would have almost, if not doubled the capacity at that facility,” Health Minister, Dr. the Hon Christopher Tufton told JIS NEWS.
“So it will be a lot easier, more efficient to administer accident and emergency cases,” he said, noting that the expanded space will officially open in another week.
Meanwhile, Dr. Tufton informed that an additional 80 beds will be added to the main Cornwall Regional building within four weeks bringing the total room count to 300.
He said that ground has been broken for an additional facility for diagnostics. He noted that a number of diagnostic services were previously outsourced “because we couldn’t use the main building.”
Dr. Tufton emphasised that enhanced service provision is the main priority of the Health Ministry as it relates to the operations of the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
He commended the members of staff, whom he noted “continue to give yeoman service, working very diligently.”
The Health Minister also hailed the collaboration with Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny “where we have added about 50-plus rooms doing elective surgeries.”
The Government is spending over $3 billion to undertake renovations and repairs at Cornwall Regional.
The scope of work includes upgrading of the ventilation system, roof repairs and redesign of some floors.
Source: JIS News