Bajan student nurses to study Dominica’s Primary Health Care System

The students will study Dominica’s Primary Health Care System

Student nurses from the Community Health Nursing Programme of Barbados Community College will embark on a study tour of Dominica’s Primary Health Care System.

It is anticipated that this will provide them with a good opportunity to enhance the student’s knowledge and cross culture competence.

The welcoming ceremony took place on Monday at the Acute Psychiatric Unit Conference Room at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Principle Nursing Officer Caesarina Ferrol said that: “The Nursing Division of the Ministry of Health is very pleased to be associated with this activity which has now become a tradition and to provide necessary support as a focal point for this visit.”

Ferrol said that the programme is a testament of unity among the region.

“This is indeed a demonstration of the spirit of regional unity whereas we as a small region can harness our limited resources and benefit from best practices,” she said.

She noted that over the year, the ministry has accommodated individuals and groups from various countries.

“Even at this point of evaluating our successes and challenges with a view of the renewal of this system we continue to share our experiences in Primary Health Care,” she noted.

Meantime, the Coordinator of the Community Health Nursing Course Chloir Springer said: “As we know primary health care is essential and forms an integral part of a country’s health system.”

Springer highlighted the importance of nurses in the area of primary health care.

“Therefore as community health nurses we must recognize the critical role we must play in providing scientific sound evidence-based holistic care to individuals, families and communities,” she remarked.

She noted that Nursing Programme of Barbados Community College is proud to be associated with Dominica’s Primary Health Care System.

“We are proud to identify ourselves with your primary health care system as our purpose for this visit is to expose our students to the outstanding delivery of public health care in Dominica and observe the best practices which we may also adopt to improve our own Barbadian health care,” she stated.


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  1. The truth
    July 5, 2017

    There should have been an evaluation of Primary Health Care in Dominica. We had Good Primary Health Care when we spoke of ” Health for all by Year 2000 ” . Seventeen years later where are we ? It was the best in the Carribean .
    By the Bajan Nurses coming it will help bring back the system where it should have been.

  2. Holiday Island Boy
    July 4, 2017

    Do not sell Dominica short. There is scope for us in the region to learn from each other.

  3. Norns Juan
    July 3, 2017

    This is amazing Barbados is emulating Dominica Primary Health Care System which is Non void in the Rural area of Dominica??????

  4. Just for laughs
    July 3, 2017

    Bajan student nurses to study Dominica’s Primary Health Care System

    It is anticipated that this will provide them with a good opportunity to enhance the student’s knowledge and cross culture competence.
    At first glanced I was taken aback ,so I reread and slowed down to give some thought to what caught my eyes. With focus I saw the word tour & the sentence above . I got it . I first thought are we in April or July?
    As July 1 st was only a couple days ago.
    Our Nursing haydays were Nursing Prior to the 90’s.

  5. Hugh .G. Recshun
    July 3, 2017

    Meanwhile, to do a simple MRI or scan or specialized medical surgery in Dominica we all need to travel to places like Barbados for their health care services.

  6. jaded
    July 3, 2017

    Well done, Dominica. We should all be proud that other countries would like to emulate some of our systems, practices and methods.

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