Work Progressing at Cornwall Regional Hospital

first_img The Minister  said “tangible” rehabilitative work on the main building at the hospital is to commence this week. In addition to that, Dr. Tufton outlined that efforts to remove the old ventilation system as well as unneeded infrastructure in the main building will also commence within a week. Speaking at a ceremony on November 9 to officially hand over 44 new beds to the hospital, Dr. Tufton said the  approach incorporates quality service delivery, and rehabilitation of the main building,  as the Government seeks to bring full restoration to the hospital, which had been beset by ventilation issues. Story Highlights The Government is spending approximately $2 billion to undertake the rehabilitation of the hospital. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon Christopher Tufton, says the two pronged approach being employed to rehabilitate the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in St. James, “is on in earnest.”Speaking at a ceremony on November 9 to officially hand over 44 new beds to the hospital, Dr. Tufton said the  approach incorporates quality service delivery, and rehabilitation of the main building,  as the Government seeks to bring full restoration to the hospital, which had been beset by ventilation issues.“On one hand, we are enhancing our ability to provide quality service to patients who need it. There is the expanded Accident and Emergency  (A & E) unit  that is working very well and then there is the diagnostic infrastructure that is to come in short order; so that’s the service side. On the main infrastructure side, you will start to see some activities now,” he noted.The Minister  said “tangible” rehabilitative work on the main building at the hospital is to commence this week. In addition to that, Dr. Tufton outlined that efforts to remove the old ventilation system as well as unneeded infrastructure in the main building will also commence within a week.He pointed out that the contract for work to begin on the roof of the main building will be awarded soon, adding that the roof will be sealed to eliminate moisture challenges believed to be responsible for the mould nuisance at the facility.Dr. Tufton also noted that  engineering work to look at plumbing, electrical and the architectural work in terms of the designs and redesigns of the floors are well advanced.Come next year, the Minister said a main contractor will commence the overall rehabilitative work on the main building.The Government is spending approximately $2 billion to undertake the rehabilitation of the hospital.last_img read more

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Expect New Faces atop House Armed Services Subcommittees Next Year

first_imgThe Republican side of the House Armed Services Committee, including the leadership posts for many of its subcommittees, will undergo significant turnover in the next Congress as seven GOP members leave due to retirement, primary defeat or a decision to seek higher office.The highest profile departure is Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who lost his primary last month after switching to a neighboring district. Forbes is the third most-senior Republican on the committee and the chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. His departure will leave a noticeable void and prompt a battle for the chairmanship of the panel.One likely candidate to fill his subcommittee post is fellow Virginian Rob Wittman (R), who now chairs the Readiness Subcommittee, which is responsible for BRAC and other installation and real estate matters. “It’s no secret that I’ve shown interest in chairing the Seapower Subcommittee in the past,” Wittman told CQ Roll Call. “And I’d be honored to serve in that capacity in the future.”The other likely candidate to replace Forbes on the Seapower panel is Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)If Wittman were to leave his current post to take over Seapower, one committee member who has expressed interest in assuming the Readiness slot is Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), who now leads the Oversight and Investigations panel.Joe Heck (R-Nev.), chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, opted to leave the House to pursue the Senate seat being vacated by Minority Leader Harry Reid (D).Other Republicans who will not be on the committee in the 115th Congress, even before the results of the Novembers elections are determined, are Jeff Miller (Fla.), John Kline (Minn.), John Fleming (La.), Chris Gibson (N.Y.) and Rich Nugent (Fla.).On the Democratic side, at least four members are departing. Loretta Sanchez (Calif.), the No. 2 Democrat after Adam Smith (Wash.) is giving up her spot to run for the Senate, as is Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mark Kirk (R). Two other Democratic members are retiring — Mark Takai (Hawaii) and Gwen Graham (Fla.). Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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VIDEO State Rep Dave Robertson Talks With WCTV About His First 7

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — State Rep. Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) recently stopped by WCTV studios to discuss his first 7 months on the job and his committee assignments, as well as several important issues confronting Wilmington, including Olin, Route 38 and the North Wilmington train station.Watch the 30-minute interview between Robertson and WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville below:— Video Playerhttps://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/0/0/1/6/4/3/00164308-e61b-4bb4-82db-aec83c7fc9ee1564592338.989+69375038.033@castus4-wilmington+15645969221564595197430114.vod.1080p.20190731_Discourse_Ep1_Dave_Robertson.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/0/0/1/6/4/3/00164308-e61b-4bb4-82db-aec83c7fc9ee1564592338.989+69375038.033@castus4-wilmington+15645969221564595197430114.vod.1080p.20190731_Discourse_Ep1_Dave_Robertson.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”State Rep. Dave Robertson Announces June Office HoursIn “Government”last_img read more

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