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Carnival access to hospital will be through mortuary gate

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is advising members of the public that vehicular access to the Port of Spain General Hospital on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March 2019 will be via the Mortuary Gate on Belmont Circular Road.

The main entrance on Charlotte Street and maternity gate on Queen’s Park East will be closed.

The NWRHA says that access will only be granted to emergency vehicles and private vehicles transporting persons with medical emergencies.

Build new Port-of-Spain hospital block

Al­most five months af­ter the cen­tral block at the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal was con­demned and evac­u­at­ed fol­low­ing the 6.9 earth­quake—de­mo­li­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion works are yet to be­gin.

Pres­i­dent of T&T Reg­is­tered Nurs­es As­so­ci­a­tion (TTR­NA) Idi Stew­art de­scribed the sit­u­a­tion at the health fa­cil­i­ty as one which had reached “cri­sis point.”

On Fri­day, Stew­art wrote to Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley im­plor­ing him to pri­ori­tise the project.

Christmas babies in Sando

The ba­by came sev­en days late but when she fi­nal­ly ar­rived on Christ­mas morn­ing, her moth­er Can­dice Bap­tiste de­cid­ed to call her Melody.

Ba­by Melody was one of four ba­bies born on Christ­mas Day at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

In an in­ter­view, Bap­tiste said her labour last­ed for two days so when she fi­nal­ly brought Melody safe­ly out, she was ec­sta­t­ic.

“I came in on Sun­day night be­cause the ba­by was sup­posed to be here a week ago. I feel re­lieved that she is OK and I look for­ward to go­ing home,” Bap­tiste said.

New 540-bed tower to replace POS General's Central Block

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has agreed to construct a new 540 bed patient tower to replace the now decanted Central Block of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

The ministry shared the information today Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) and the Medical Association (TTMA) at the ministry's head office, Port of Spain.

The TTRNA and the TTMA were presented with two options for consideration:

Marlene rushed to hospital; doctors performing tests

Port-of-Spain East Member of Parliament Marlene McDonald has been rushed to hospital to undergo medical tests.

Initial reports had appeared to suggest that McDonald had suffered a stoke just after 1pm this afternoon but Minister of Communication, Stuart Young confirmed that it was not so.

Young told CNC3 that McDonald was feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure she went to the hospital where medical checks are being conducted.

He said that at this stage, thankfully, it does not appear as though she suffered any stroke or heart attack.

Three new ultrasound machines for nation's hospitals

The Ministry of Health has acquired three additional state-of-the-art, advanced ultrasound machines to improve the quality of healthcare provided in our public hospitals for mothers and their babies.

The ministry says these new machines will strengthen Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound services at the Regional Health Authorities and are currently in use at the Port of Spain General Hospital, Mt. Hope Women’s Hospital and the San Fernando General Hospital.

Hospital needs help finding patient's next of kin

The North West Regional Health Authority is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the relatives or next of kin of a patient who initially identified himself as Tony Joseph.

He was brought into the Accident & Emergency department on the 26th of March, 2018 via ambulance and is currently warded at the Intensive Care Unit of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

He is:

· 54 years old (Born on 19th September, 1963)

· African Descent

· 6ft in height

· Slim built

· Dark brown complexion

· Approximately 143 lbs

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