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  • Minister of Health has appointed a new 13-member Board for the Cornwall Regional Hospital
  • The efforts of the management and staff have reduced complaints
  • The staff and management of the hospital have been performing excellent service

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has appointed a new 13-member Board for the Cornwall Regional Hospital, chaired by Communications Consultant, Calvin Brown.

“I believe, from all indications, that this will be an excellent management committee that will work in concert with the Regional Board. The Health Services Act is very clear about the role and function of a hospital management committee,” the Minister said.

Dr. Ferguson was speaking at a contract signing ceremony for the expansion of the Haemodialysis Unit at the hospital on August 2, at the offices of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), in Montego Bay.

“Very soon I will be meeting with members of the hospital management committees across the Regions, so that persons can be clear about their role and functions,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, who is also Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, said the staff and management of the hospital have been performing excellent service for the people of the region.

“Cornwall Regional Hospital is a very important institution, not just only here in Mount Salem, and St. James, but the entire region. I congratulate you on your performance, and for doing your job diligently. I visit patients here very often, and I must commend you on the service, the cleanliness, and the efficiency of the hospital,” she told them.

For his part, Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, said the efforts of the management and staff have reduced the complaints of clients who had experienced dissatisfaction at the institution.

He lauded them for the way in which the Cornwall Regional Hospital has been delivering service to the citizens of the West.

“There was a time when we normally get a myriad of complaints, but those complaints have trended down. Your commitment is unwavering and we will continue to assist you in the process,” the Mayor said.