The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) continues to make progress with its program to repair AC units within its facility, having repaired units on several wards within the legacy campus of the hospital. Efforts to repair or replace remaining non or partially functioning units are ongoing. Hospital management confirms that the air conditioning unit on Female Medical Ward was repaired on Monday past, and the unit servicing Female Medical II Ward was repaired on Wednesday past. It is further confirmed that the air conditioning for the Obstetrics & Gynaecology wards have also been repaired. The A/C for the Labour and Postnatal Wards were repaired two (2) weeks ago.
The hospital will continue to repair the air conditioning for several remaining areas including the Female Medical 1 Ward, which is currently vacant for one (1) month; the Antenatal Ward which has functioning units that need to be replaced and the Male Medical 1 Ward which has a partially functioning unit. Additionally, work will continue to repair air conditioning in the Dialysis Unit where one (1) of two (2) units is functioning.
To provide clarity following statements made by the Nursing Union President regarding the issue of non-functioning air conditioning in the Postnatal, Female Medical 1 and Male Medical 1 and II.
The Male Medical II Ward has been closed and gutted for approximately two (2) years and the other areas mentioned have either been repaired or are progressing. The Union President was invited to receive and have been receiving updates on the progress of repair works. The PHA appreciates the dedication of its entire staff, including our nurses, who have continued to provide care to our patients despite these unfortunate circumstances. The safety and health of patients and staff is the Princess Margaret Hospital’s highest priority, and investments in hospital infrastructure and the attendant professional maintenance of same are being made to ensure that the institution provides the optimal environment for the care and treatment of our patients.