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Peebles Hospital 'feeling the heat' as AC Units malfunction

- hospital awaiting parts to rectify the humid conditions
Members of the public and staff at Peebles Hospital are complaining about the unpleasant temperatures on the first and second floor of the hospital. Photo: VINO/File
CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority, Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch stated that Peebles Hospital's air condition units on the first and second floors are experiencing some issues and awaiting parts to rectify the problem. Photo: VINO/File
CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority, Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch stated that Peebles Hospital's air condition units on the first and second floors are experiencing some issues and awaiting parts to rectify the problem. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public and members of staff at Peebles Hospital have voiced some concerns about the heat in sections of the hospital.

Speaking with Regina B. Thomas, a resident who visited the hospital recently, she stated that the heat becomes very noticeable when the hospital gets very busy.

"I was here in the morning and after waiting for about two hours, I had to start fanning with a book. Eventually, I went outside to get some cool breeze," said Ms Thomas.

A member of staff who wished to remain anonymous, told our newsroom that when the lobby area gets crowded that is when you feel the heat.

"Normally it would be cool even when there is a lot of people but now the heat is ridiculously hot and then the complaints begin," explained the staff member.

"The Ward & Emergency Unit not affected" - CEO

Meanwhile, in an invited comment from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch, she confirmed that the first and second floors of the hospital are experiencing some issues with the air conditioning units.

"We have an issue with the AC on the first and second floor," while assuring that the floors that house the Ward and Emergency Unit are not affected.

Ms Chester-Cumberbatch disclosed that the parts for the air condition units were ordered from a United States company and awaiting arrival.

She explained, "Heat extractors and fans are used to make the areas cooler."

8 Responses to “Peebles Hospital 'feeling the heat' as AC Units malfunction”

  • cay (31/01/2018, 09:53) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    that hospital need to be privatized bottom line
  • Street reporter (31/01/2018, 10:22) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Medical professionals getting a lot of disrespect. From been immigration in long lines to get time then rush to work.. (Total nonsense) Why cant someone from Hospital HR. Arrange with immigration a better way.... From the streets Mark is seen as the most Genuine and efficient Minister. From all the evidence its hard for anyone to dispute that...
  • MAKE THE SWITCH (31/01/2018, 10:27) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Time for Doctor Smith to Make the switch....Picko Replace Myron...Ronnie Replace Picko...Myron Replace Ronnie. Way are they afraid of chance. Trying something different..
  • ccc (31/01/2018, 14:35) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    After next elections we will fix it
  • See (31/01/2018, 16:24) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just keeps getting better
  • Local (31/01/2018, 20:00) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Since Irma.....staff suffering...
  • The real Boo (01/02/2018, 21:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's all the meteorologist has to say? Since Irma is bare weather report she sending.


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