Spanish Town Hosp. in emergency mode following severe flooding

Spanish Town Hosp. in emergency  mode following severe flooding

Spanish Town Hospital.



KINGSTON, Jamaica--The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) says the Spanish Town Hospital is now operating under an emergency mode due to severe flooding in the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department.

According to Errol Greene, Regional Director of SERHA, the A&E Department was flooded as a result of severe run-off from Burke Road due to the heavy rainfalls in the parish.

Hospital staff has since temporarily relocated its patients to other wards.

“We are working with the National Works Agency to clear the drainage that has caused the flooding as soon as possible,” Greene said in a release on Sunday.

Dr. Jacqueline Wright-James, Senior Medical Officer at Spanish Town Hospital, said moves have been made to ensure that A&E services continue uninterrupted.

“This essential service has been preserved by relocation to the Physiotherapy Department and reverting hospital operations to emergency mode until further notice,” she said.

The management of SERHA has since asked for the public’s patience and cooperation while it works to alleviate the situation. ~ Jamaica Observer ~

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