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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
· 54 years old (Born on 19th September, 1963)
· African Descent
· 6ft in height
· Slim built
· Dark brown complexion
· Approximately 143 lbs
Weeping for his brain-damaged son Riley, who was taken from his mother’s womb by doctors forceps during an arduous delivery, Randy Jaglal yesterday called for Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh’s intervention, saying babies were at risk in the old San Fernando General hospital.