Generous Adventists Still Committed To CRH, Says Glen Samuels

While two years has elapsed since the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ (WJC) took the decision to allow the embattled Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) to use its facilities to provide some of its services, the church remains committed to continuing its assistance, albeit some of its own projects have been severely affected.

“Assisting the CRH has severely curtailed our major functions, especially in terms of our camp meetings and other functions, but we remain committed to assisting because it is our own people from western Jamaica that we’re serving,” said Pastor Glen Samuels, who heads the WJC, told The Gleaner in an interview on Tuesday.

In March 2017, the WJC took a decision to open its doors to the CRH after noxious fumes emanating from a faulty air-conditioning unit, resulted in major dislocation at the 10-storey 400-bed hospital, which was forced to relocate some of its services to the Mt Salem Health Centre, the Falmouth Hospital, in Trelawny; and the WJC compound.

Services provided by the antenatal clinic and physiotherapy department were moved to a section of the WJC’s auditorium, which is in the proximity of the hospital.

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