ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010_ A new group of 14 students enrolled in the Nursing Education programme at St. George’s University on Thursday commenced their clinical training at the General Hospital and at Mt. Gay Hospital, in what the Ministry of Health has described as the ongoing relationship between SGU and Government.
Thursday’s development comes on the heels of an eighth-week clinical training session that started in March at the General Hospital and at Princess Alice for another 21 SGU student nurses.
“The Ministry of Health and SGU enjoy an excellent working relationship. Therefore, we find it disingenuous and misleading, statements made on a television programme Thursday evening about the arrangements between the Government’s Health Ministry and the SGU Nursing Education programme,’’ said Ministry of Health Public Relations Officer, Keville Frederick.
He added that, “contrary to the misleading statements uttered on the programme, the Ministry of Health continues years of providing support to SGU, allowing their interns to utilize resources at rehabilitative care institutions such as the General Hospital and Mt. Gay Hospital.’’
As part of the arrangements, SGU nursing instructors also visit clinical institutions at least once a day, prior to the commencement of clinical training.
“The Ministry of Health reassures the public that we hold true to our open door policy and persons can be contact at any time to be accurately informed on any matter regarding the state of healthcare in our country,’’ Frederick said.