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Cornwall Regional seeing fewer trauma cases since state of emergency in St. James

Dr. Delroy Fray, Clinical Coordinator at Cornwall Regional
 
Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James continues to report a reduction in trauma cases in the wake of the State of Public Emergency in the parish. 
 
It was imposed in St. James on January 18 and will remain in effect until May 2. 
 
Dr. Delroy Fray, Clinical Coordinator at Cornwall Regional, told RJR News that between February 1 and March 15 there were six gunshot cases.
 
This is 18 fewer cases when compared with the similar period last year.  
 
"The numbers are way down so we are able to cope with our emergency but we are limited in terms of space. As you know, our accident and emergency is a bit contricting but we are able to operate within that framework to treat our patients effectively," he purported. 
 
Before the State of Public Emergency and the Zone of Special Operations in Mount Salem in the parish, the hospital's resources were stretched due to gun violence and gang warfare. 
 
In the meantime, Dr. Fray said there is also a marginal decrease in cases from motor vehicle crashes. 
 
The Accident and Emergency Department recorded 14 fewer cases in February when compared with the same period in 2017.


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