Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne said that the unsafe parts at Mount Carmel Hospital have been evacuated. He insisted that the patients are now in a secure location.
Minister Fearne said that the patients from the two wards in question have been reallocated to a rented facility outside of the hospital. The reconditioning works at in these two wards should not take longer than 5 weeks. He also added that this is the first step for a general Mount Carmel Hospital revamp.
Minister Fearne was talking to journalists during a visit at the Regional Health Centre in Paola, which is undergoing restructuring works. Accompanying him was Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and Social Dialogue Aaron Farrugia.