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Mandate Given by the Minister of Health to the Board of the NCRHA to Improve Admission Times
Monday, October 03, 2016

Port-of-Spain, October 3rd, 2016:

The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health notes with concern the recent passing of Mr. Henry Chang whilst at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and conveys his sincere sympathy to the Chang family.

In the continuing effort to ensure that quality and compassionate care is provided to all patients, Minister Deyalsingh held an emergency meeting on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 with the Board of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA). Minister Deyalsingh mandated that immediate and appropriate action be taken by the Board to reduce the waiting times for admission and to ensure that optimal care is provided to all patients.

Minister Deyalsingh emphasized to the Board that in keeping with good governance practice, he is holding the Board responsible for the implementation of sustainable solutions to improve the quality of care provided to our citizens.

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