NWRHA sets up medical outpost in El Socorro South

The North West Regional Health Authority says it will be extending its services to persons affected by the recent flooding in the El Socorro South area via a medical outpost station at Massy Technologies Limited Carpark located at El Socorro Extension South (Opposite VEMCO).

It will run from 9 am to 2 pm on Thursday 25th October, 2018.

Services offered will include basic screening for Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose.

There will also be a medical physician and pharmacist on site.

Two health facilities closed because of water shortage

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is advising the public that the County Medical Officer of Health, St George Central office, located on Hassanali St and El Socorro Rd and the George St Health Centre were closed at 12 noon today, Tuesday 11th September, 2018.

This closure became necessary due to the disruption in the water supply to these facilities.

It says both facilities will resume operations at 8 am on Wednesday 12th September, 2018.

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

NWRHA: Patients were not at risk during power outage at POS General Hospital

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) says that at approximately 12:45 a.m. this morning, an electrical outage occurred at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

The NWRHA says that due to the collaborative efforts of the hospital’s in-house electrical team and the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) electricity was restored at the institution around 8:30 a.m.

It added that during the power outage, emergency measures were successfully employed and at no time was patient care compromised.

NWRHA: Infrastructural work at POS General Hospital is progressing

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) says infrastructural work at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital is progressing.

The NWRHA says a sudden increase in patients led to the creation of a spill over ward as the hospital sought to care for patients in the best way possible.

The following is a statement by the NWRHA.

"The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) wishes to state that the management of the NWRHA has been working assiduously to address issues at the Port of Spain General Hospital as recently highlighted in the media.

NWRHA: Elderly man was treated and discharged; left on his own accord

The  North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has launched an investigation into the death of an elderly man on the ground outside the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

However, the NWRHA says initial reports indicate that the man was treated and discharged and left on his own accord.

The following is the statement from the NWRHA.

Change in opening hours for some Health Centres

The NWRHA has announced that extended hours will not be available in some of its Health Centres. The following is the full press release:

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) wishes to advise the public that the extended opening hour services will not be available at the following Health Centres on Saturday 24th December and Saturday 31st December 2016: