Healthcare delivery remained high at Scarborough General despite protest actions of some employees
December 4, 2015: TRHA CEO implores public figures to be responsible when making statements that can cost lives
The Tobago Regional Health Authority is reporting that despite protest action by some members of the Scarborough General Hospital’s medical team, healthcare delivery at the hospital remained high. The TRHA’S Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nathaniel Duke says that reports from his General Managers indicate that all clients received medical attention at the hospital on December 01 and 02.
“I am pleased to report that there were only minor cancellations of services at the hospital. While there was a reduction in the number of medical staff on duty, the dedicated teams that reported for work ensured that patients were attended to,” Dr. Duke said.
Meanwhile, the Acting CEO is also imploring persons, especially public figures, to be responsible when making statements.
According to the Acting CEO, “Comments were made on local television advising that there is no facility at the Scarborough General Hospital for patients who require intensive care. The Scarborough General Hospital has been providing critical care services for patients who require intensive care over the past eighteen months at the Critical Care Unit. All data on non-communicable diseases are reported monthly from the TRHA to the Office of the County Medical Officer of Health.”
“The TRHA remains committed to the delivery of quality healthcare to our clients. We are also committed to ensuring the well-being of all staff. The TRHA Board of Directors is working closely with the Executive Council to ensure salaries are paid in a timely manner,” Dr. Duke concluded.
For further information please contact:
Tobago Regional Health Authority
Doretta's Court, Mt Marie
Lower Scarborough, Tobago
868-635-3000 ext 144/150