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Laboratory services at the Rand Memorial Hospital were  suspended this past  weekend as the hospital’s management and technical teams continued   to monitor  the aftermath of a chemical spill which occurred in the Laboratory last  Thursday  morning. 

  The Management however has confirmed the full restoration of radiology services, and the cessation of referrals from General Practice to the Freeport Community Clinic.

Immediatelyfollowingthespill,environmentalchemistryexperts,anindependentHazmat company,aprivate  chemist and the Department of Environmental Health Services were called in to mitigate the effects and clean the affected area.  

  A statement from The Public Hospitals Authority said, “the area was quickly contained and employees affected were seen by doctors on staff. No injuries were reported, and at no time were patients admitted on the hospital’s wards impacted.”

The statement  said The Rand Memorial Hospital will continue  to monitor  the matter  to ensure the sustained safety and health of  patients and staff.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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