The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) wishes to advise the public that dental services at the St. Jago Park Health Centre in St. Catherine has been temporarily relocated due to a minor fire which occurred in the Dental Department this morning.
Dental patients can access services at the following health centres located in St. Catherine until further notice:
- Bridgeport Dental
- Sydenham Health Centre
- Sligoville Health Centre
- Old Harbour Health Centre
- Bog Walk Health Centre
- Linstead Health Centre
Additionally, the dental staff from the St. Jago Park Health Centre have been redeployed to these health centres to assist with the expected increase in patient load.
According to preliminary reports, the fire which occurred at 10:30 a.m. was immediately contained by members of staff with the use of fire extinguishers. The Health Centre was evacuated and all health services suspended for the day. The Fire Brigade was also called in to provider further support.
One member of staff was treated for smoke inhalation.
The maintenance team is currently conducting an assessment of the damage and will work assiduously to do the necessary repairs in order for the Dental Department to be operational in the shortest time possible.
All other services at the St. Jago Park Health Centre will resume tomorrow (February 7, 2017) and every effort is being made to eliminate the residual smell of smoke so that operations can be as normal as possible. The public will be advised as soon as the Dental Department is reopened.
The Region thanks the staff at the St. Jago Park Health Centre for their quick action in bringing the fire under control and the successful evacuation of the patients.
The Region apologises for any inconvenience the relocation of the dental services may cause.