The triumphs and advancement of the Joseph N. France General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

SKNIS (March 04, 2010)…The triumphs and advancement of the Joseph N. France General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been the focus of celebration over the last month which culminated in a recent awards dinner.

In this formal and spectacular manner, the multi-disciplinary critical care staff of the ICU concluded its 10th anniversary celebrations.

In outlining the unit’s history, Assistant Nurse Manager of the ICU, Serena Browne said that the first patient was admitted to the unit on February 12, 2000 and became the first success story. She detailed that the critical care services are lead by physicians who specialize in areas not limited to trauma, anesthesia and medicine.

Ms. Browne stressed that the work of the ICU is not limited to medical care but it is “inspiring and heartening because it is a testimony to the richness in care that the health sector can offer to those who need such help.
The Minister of Health, Social Services, Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs, the Hon Marcella Liburd pledged Government’s continued commitment to health care.

Minister Liburd further noted that the future of the Federation’s health systems was very exciting and the plan forward included encouraging more cost saving mechanisms and forging partnerships from among the private sector. She made mention of making adjustments to meet certain requirements.

The Health Minister added that the way forward is being guided by the provisions of the national health plan, emphasizing that the vision of her ministry is “a fit and healthy nation where the focus is on wellness not sickness.”

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