To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Sandy Crest Medical Centre has donated over $10,000 in training equipment to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other agencies in the health sector.
Dr. Leslie Rollock, Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, publicly recognised the contribution as she addressed the anniversary celebrations of the private medical centre last Saturday.
Dr. Rollock described Sandy Crest as an important partner working alongside public health care institutions to ensure that health care remained accessible and affordable to all.
She stressed the need for public and private health care providers to work more closely as one integrated health care system and praised the facility for the critical role it played in delivering health services, thereby taking some of the burden off the emergency sector and the polyclinics.
She noted that the medical centre, which offered emergency, urgent and family care medicine, was equipped with an asthma bay, an x-ray department and a pharmacy as well as offering ancillary services such as physiotherapy and pain management.
In congratulating the facility on reaching its 10th anniversary, she stated: “I’m confident that your team will continue to advance medical excellence by integrating clinical care, research and education to shape health care in Barbados.”