THE management of Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester has secured an additional four acres of land, which will form part of its strategic plan to further develop and expand the institution's facilities and services. The property, which is adjacent to the hospital on Caledonia Road in Mandeville, was acquired from the previous owner, the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the hospital, Alwyn Miller, said that consideration is being given to relocating the outpatient department, which is earmarked for expansion. He said that the department, which provides pharmaceutical and laboratory services, has "outgrown" the area it currently occupies, resulting in the staff being "overwhelmed (by) the volume of persons using these facilities". This situation, he pointed out, makes it "more challenging for them to manage (the significant number of clients seen) within that space".