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Spanish Town Hospital Gets COVID-19 Field Hospital

Apr 09, 2021  |  Kingston

The Spanish Town Hospital has benefited from a redeployed Covid-19 field hospital that was relocated from the National Chest Hospital.

The Spanish Town Hospital has benefited from a redeployed Covid-19 field hospital that was relocated from the National Chest Hospital.

This field hospital was donated by the United Sates (US) Government through the US Embassy in Jamaica. It is currently equipped with 40 beds but can hold up to 60 beds and it has all the infrastructures and technologies to treat positive Covid-19 patients.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, toured the relocated facility with the hospital management team on Friday (April 9, 2021), before officially opening it for patient care.

Addressing the press during the tour, Dr. Jacqueline Wright-James, Acting Chief Executive Officer, STH, said that the number of cases at the hospital are very high and the field hospital will assist the management team to better treat more COVID-19 patients.

 

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