A surge of patients at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the Port of Spain General Hospital caused the Regional Authority in charge of it to seek assistance from other R-H-A's yesterday.
The President of the Registered Nurses Association says the hospital temporarily closed its A&E ward because of the situation.
The CEO of the North West Regional Health Authority says that is not so.
Juhel Browne spoke with both of them today to find out what really happened.
Following the Biennial General Meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) held at the Radisson Hotel Port of Spain, on October 25th and 26th 2016, this new executive has been tasked with several objectives to fulfill in a short period of time.
Marlene Augustine Friday, July 21 2017
NURSING Association president Idi Stuart is calling for a meeting with Government to discuss the proposal of moving staff to the Children’s Hospital in Couva.
Stuart was responding to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s statement after meeting with Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Tuesday.
In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Stuart said neither the Ministry of Health nor the Government contacted them or asked their opinion on how it is going to be treated with.
He said the Port-of- Spain General Hospital crisis has been an issue they have been brining up with hospital officials concerning the central block for years.
“If you walk on the floor, you can actually see cement breaking away from the columns of the hospital,” Stuart said.