Mr. Aaron Francois
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. George Mitchell
To promote and provide health services, that are appropriate, accessible, equitable and sustainable, by utilizing suitably qualified and motivated staff committed to excellence and professionalism.
To encourage the improvement, protection, maintenance and preservation, of our fragile ecosystems on a sustainable basis.
An enhanced quality of life, improved health status of individuals, families and communities and maintenance of a state of optimum wellness.
A Primary Health Care approach Using/Utilizing Health Promotion strategies.
The Ministry of Health is divided into three programmed functional areas;
The top level where policies formulated and implemented and financial matters, personnel, and the general steering of the entire Ministry is coordinated. There you will find the following, (General Administration) Clerical/Support services, Personnel, Registry, Procurement unit, Finance, Transportation, Communications/Public Relations, Health Promotion, Environmental Health, Environmental Protection, Planning (Projects/Programs), Epidemiology/Health Information, Medical/Nursing Administration, Registry (Births/Deaths/Marriages).
The General Hospital located at Grand E’tang Road in St. George’s is the headquarters overseeing the operations of Princess Alice Hospital in St. Andrew’s and Princess Royal Hospital in Carriacou as well as the Mt. Gay Psychiatric Hospital -100 beds and Richmond Home-100 beds. Hospitals provides support to all of the health centers and medical stations in the country and offers a wide ranges of services, including, ambulance, laboratory, maternal, radiology, genecology, eye care and testing, dental and theater, to name a few.
The General Hospital has some of (198) beds and offers a wide variety of in-patient and out-patient medical services. If you are considering visiting any of our hospitals there are a few things to consider, such as the adherence of a visitors dress code, complete security checks & screening, a standard visiting policy, a non smoking policy and a zero tolerance use of cellular phones on the wards.
At the General Hospital there is a private ward of air conditioned rooms. These rooms are furnished with bathrooms, cable-television sets and telephone and the best part is they are more than reasonably priced.
If you visit any of our hospitals, Health centers or medical stations throughout the island you will be sure to find a caring and dedicated team of highly trained healthcare providers, committed in ensuring your recover from illness.
Out Patient Clinic Schedule:
Clients must have a referral from their private doctor or District Medical Officer [DMO]. Appointments are made at the Records dept., phone: 440-2051 Ext 234.
The following services are offered at the General Hospital
- Accidents & Emergency
- General Surgery
- Medical Records
- Intensive Care
At the General Hospital we treat most medical conditions including:
Motor vehicular injuries, Burns, Severe bleeding, Overdose, Asthmatic reactions, Severe chest pain, Falls or blows to the head-(Trauma), Near drowning, Wounds, Ingestion of Toxic substances, Excessive vomiting & diarrhea in adults & children, High fever especially in children, Severe abdominal pain,……..etc
When should you access the Accident & Emergency (Casualty) Dept at the Hospital?
You should access the Accident & Emergency Department of the hospital only when you have a LIFE threatening accident/incident or emergency.
Community Health Services (CHS):
This area is considered very important given the Government and Ministry’s continued mission to ensure a quality primary health care service.
With that in mind we encourage persons to utilize the services provided at the community level. It takes the very friendly name “Community Health”. (C.H.S) is fundamentally important since it takes into account medical, which include, dental, pharmacy community nursing, mental health, doctors’ clinic, environmental health/public health and health promotion.
Within the (C.H.S) you will find a network Six (6) district health centers and thirty (30) medical stations, spread throughout the country within a three (3) mile radial proximity.
Environmental Health Department (Public Health):
Environment Health Department of (E.H.D) is responsible for monitoring & ensuring the best Environmental Health practices are adhered to at all times. The (E.H.D) also has a Vector Control Unit, which periodically monitors, investigates and terminates various forms of vectors, that threatens human wellbeing.
The entire department consists of 13 (EHO’s) and about 45 vector control officers, with offices in every parish, including Carriacou and Petite Martinique, that supervise the various districts and monitor the island’s Sea and Air ports.
Of paramount importance is the health and safety of the public which remains the department’s number one priority.
Most of the Environmental Health officers (EHO’s) from time to time undergo many different training in areas of food safety, food borne diseases investigation, mass surveillance, etc.
Public Health Safety Services include but not limited to the following: food safety investigation, water quality, waste management, monitor and monitor, control and evaluate the spread of infectious diseases and investigate as well as controlled the spread of hazardous materials.
Officers within the (E.H.D) can be reached by calling the Ministry of Health.
Health Promotion Department:
The mission of this department is to promote the practice of good health habits and disseminate information designed at educating people. Currently the department is staffed with six officers.
In light of the forgoing we wish to clearly state that we are cognizant of the fact that the greatest resource of any country is its people and a healthy nation is a wealthy nation.
Therefore we are committed to providing a wide range of services that are equitable, accessible, affordable, appropriate and timely to meet the needs of the population.
We therefore promise at all times we will do what is humanly and legally possible to save lives and “Put Health First.”
Ministry of Health & Social Security
Southern Wing 1st & 2nd Floor
Tanteen, St. George's
Tel: (473) 440-2649 / 2846 / 3485/ 4747 / 4955
Fax: (473) 440-4127