New Opening Hours for Roseau Health Centre

The Ministry of Health will be piloting a three to six months extension of services at the Roseau Health Centre, Botanic Gardens. The Ministry is pleased to inform the  general public that effective Monday June 2, 2014, the Roseau Health Centre will now be opened from 8: 00 am to 7:00 pm Mondays to Fridays daily.

This is in an effort to improve the services to the Roseau Health District and to reduce the influx of patients at the Accident and Emergency Department, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, especially patients with non- emergency conditions. This will also reduce the waiting time at the A&E.

As customary, all major injuries and illness should be reported to the Accident and Emergency Department, at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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  1. Tall is her body
    June 4, 2014

    Was there today and a nurse informed the patients about 10:30 who was waiting to be screened by the nurses before seeing the doctor, that the doctor was overwhelmed with the amount of patients to be seen. It was also advised to those without numbers to go home and come back on Friday if it was not an emergency. Also heard from a patient who was there earlier than me saying the doctor said all not persons can see the doctor. As witnessed, if you had one chikungunya one would not see the doctor, just tell the nurse, you would be advised on what to take and if you’re working, pay a contribution for the sick leave form of $ 5.00 and be on your way. It was also said the last patient would be taken at one. If the health center is to be closed at 7 p.m. why, should the last patient be taken at one o’clock?
    I understand the doctors would have to get snack and lunch breaks, so would the nurses. While it’s a great initiative, there needs to be better time management to be effective. I know the nurses and doctors are trying but sometimes settling in the morning takes too long. A nurse seeing a patient at the A & E Dep’t at PMH takes about 10 to 15 minutes and if the same time is put in at the Roseau Health Center on the days for generalized screening, there would be no long lines, with three nurses screening patients.

  2. concerend
    June 1, 2014

    do we have enough nurses to cover the shifts

  3. Sheldon
    May 31, 2014

    Great move

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