Although a leaky roof threatened to deter the operations at the South-West Regional Health Authority’s (SWRHA) Oncology Unit on Friday, all cancer patients were treated.
The Authority confirmed that the roof was fixed withing two hours of staff noticing and that the eleven cancer patients affected were given their medication and treatment. In a press release issued by the SWRHA, they confirmed that “All patients scheduled for that day received their mixtures and all other patients received full care inclusive of filled prescription. Clinical operations at the unit were fully functional by 10 am.”
The Authority said that the matter was immediately reported and repaired, delaying the administration of chemotherapy to 11 patients by approximately two hours. They confirmed that the necessary care was given to the patients at the Unit with staff administering their services effectively.
The press release continued:
“To ensure our patients and staff continue to enjoy a safe environment, our health, safety and environment and operations teams continue to conduct a full assessment to identify and immediately address any further roof repairs required. These works will be conducted on the weekends to ensure minimal disruptions to service.
“The South-West Regional Health Authority takes this opportunity to express its gratitude to our dedicated staff for their immediate response and apologies for any inconvenience caused.”