Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton says the new timeline to finish renovations at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James has been shifted to the last quarter of this year.

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He says the issues plaguing the Cornwall Regional Hospital, is a lesson to governments to maintain State-owned facilities.

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He says a little over 100 patients remain at the hospital, as many of the services are being relocated to the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny.

Some services have also been transferred to another facility on the compound housing the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

But, the Health Minister is assuring those seeking medical care that their needs will still be met.

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The Cornwall Regional Hospital is the only Type ‘A’ medical facility in western Jamaica. The poor air quality issue plaguing the facility was declared a national crisis by the government in 2016.