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South East Regional Health Authority

Linstead Public Hospital's A&E Re-opened

Feb 07, 2018  |  Kingston

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton cuts the ribbon to officially open the Accident and Emergency Department at the Linstead Public Hospital (LPH) in St. Catherine. Looking on are (L-R) Ms. Vivette Lawrence, Director of Nursing Services, LPH; Mr. Peter McConnell, Chairman, LPH Management Committee; Mr. Everton Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Fund; Mrs. Camile Wallen-Panton, Chief Executive Officer, LPH; Dr. Clive Thomas, Senior Medical Officer, LPH, Ms. Claudine Douglas, Acting Deputy Director of Nursing Services and Mr. Robert Pickersgill, Member of Parliament, West Central St. Catherine.

The Minister of Health, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton officially re-opened the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine on February 6, 2018. The Department was renovated, expanded and equipped at a cost of $144 Million with funding from the National Health Fund. The Department features an expanded waiting area, nebulisation station, six beds in the emergency room and a 10-bed observation area. In addition, the A&E has three examination rooms, a minor operations room and a paediatric observation room. It is fully equipped with a minor operating table, suction machine, crash carts and defibrillator.

The Renovation and Expansion Project forms part of a Redevelopment Project being implemented by the South East Regional Health Authority at the Linstead Public Hospital. In 2017 the Renovation of the Administration Building was completed at a cost of over $21 Million. A Digital X-ray Machine was also purchased at a cost of $24 Million in 2015.

Linstead Hospital is a Type C facility with 52 beds and two wards. Over 30,000 patients are seen annually.

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