SWRHA: Meningitis cases not confirmed

The South-West Regional Health Authority is advising that there were two suspected cases of meningitis recently dying in South Trinidad but says, however, that none of these have yet been confirmed.

The SWRHA has, in a statement, extended its sincerest condolences to the families of the two children.

"In keeping with the SWRHA's protocols, samples to test for meningitis were taken from the patients and sent to the Trinidad and Tobago Public Health Laboratory," the statement says.

SWRHA offers treatment abroad for sick toddler

Fol­low­ing the threat of a law­suit for neg­li­gence in di­ag­nos­ing three-year-old Jay­don Gilbert, who suf­fers from Hirschsprung’s dis­ease, the South West Re­gion­al Health Au­thor­i­ty (SWRHA) is of­fer­ing to have him un­der­go cor­rec­tive surgery at the Jack­son Memo­r­i­al Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in the Unit­ed States.

Sanctions will apply if child refused medical help - SWRHA

CEO of the South West Re­gion­al Health Au­thor­i­ty (SWRHA) Kei­th Mc­Don­ald is promis­ing that if any em­ploy­ee is found cul­pa­ble in deny­ing a 13-month-old ba­by care at the Mara­bel­la Health Cen­tre on Fri­day, he or she will be sanc­tioned.

Mc­Don­ald said he had a pre­lim­i­nary re­port be­fore him yes­ter­day, but there were still out­stand­ing de­tails that are need­ed. He said the in­ves­ti­ga­tor will be speak­ing with staff at the health cen­tre soon.

SWRHA: Claims of neglect are untrue

Claims that a female patient remained unattended to after collapsing at the San Fernando General Hospital are being refuted.
According to a statement issued by the South West Regional Authority, the circulation of an image on social media with a caption indicating that the patient was left on the floor because there were no ward attendants are untrue. 

SWRHA probes leak of chopped mom’s photos

The South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is investigating an apparent breach of patient confidentiality after photos of a woman who was allegedly chopped by her 15-year-old son were posted on social media.

Graphic photos of the woman’s injuries, including a severed hand and gaping wounds to her head, face and shoulder, were being widely circulated on Facebook and WhatsApp throughout the weekend. They appeared to show a badly injured woman on a hospital bed or stretcher.