Refurbishment of Accident & Emergency at MCMH Begins

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The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) has begun a refurbishment project of the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH).

Speaking with XtremeFM on Wednesday (Feb. 19), Health Minister, Hon. Luke Browne disclosed that work began this week, noting that the first task on the agenda is to have the Department painted.

The MOHWE has embarked on a public-private partnership to facilitate the refurbishment of the A&E Department. Browne noted that the Government cannot do everything on its own so citizens and members of the corporate community should help where they can.

Thus far, telecommunications company Flow and Coreas Distribution Ltd. have donated $15,000 and $10,000 respectively towards the project.

Browne informed that OSV Group Inc. and Edwin D. Laynes & Sons Ltd. are also stakeholders in the project.

Minister Browne recently said that the A&E department is a busy part of the hospital, providing a service on a daily basis to around 60 persons, which translates on average to around 1700 persons per month.

“The ministry has set out an ambitious agenda for 2020 as it is the year of vision and of victory, and, one of the components of that agenda is a public/private partnership for the refurbishment of the Accident and Emergency Department,” said Browne.

The MOHWE on Tuesday (Feb. 18) announced that 24-hour X-Ray services are now available at the MCMH.