Minister of Health and Opposition on Health to Work Together to Fix Issues Affecting Cornwall Regional Hospital

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  • Minister of Health, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton, and Opposition Spokesman on Health Mr. Horace Dalley met on Tuesday March 7, 2017, to discuss the issues affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), chief among them the ventilation system.

  • During the meeting, plans that have been implemented and are to be implemented at the facility were outlined and discussed.

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Minister of Health, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton, and Opposition Spokesman on Health Mr. Horace Dalley met on Tuesday March 7, 2017, to discuss the issues affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), chief among them the ventilation system.

During the meeting, plans that have been implemented and are to be implemented at the facility were outlined and discussed. The plans include relocation of services to reduce the numbers of persons within the building whilst maintaining service, communication with staff and the public, and replacement of the ventilation system, which could take up to a year to be completed, among other areas that require work. Minister Tufton also listened to concerns raised by Mr. Dalley and his team with a view to continue dialogue in the interest of the country.

In a bid to strengthen communication and collaborative effort, both parties have agreed on:
• Monthly meetings to discuss updates on the plans being implemented with both teams
• Continued discussion on staff welfare and critical services being relocated
Minister Tufton and Mr. Dalley agree that the situation at CRH is of national importance that requires collaboration and transcends political affiliation. The Ministry of Health commends all staff for the work being carried out under these difficult circumstances and thanks them for their commitment to the delivery of healthcare.