Gov’t Signs $1.7b Contract for works at Cornwall Regional Hospital

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The government has signed a nearly $1.7 billion contract for the penultimate phase of works on the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James.

The project will be undertaken by M &M Jamaica Limited and is expected to begin in the coming weeks. Rehabilitation works began at the hospital after air quality issues surfaced in 2016.

Since then there have been delays and concerns from residents and the business community about the costs and timeline for getting the facility back into full operation.

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton says the government now has a clearer path to the rehabilitation and completion of the hospital.