Winston Scott Polyclinic’s Reopening Delayed

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The public is advised that the reopening of the Winston Scott Polyclinic has been postponed until 12 noon tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26. This is to allow the Ministry of Health and Wellness more time to sanitize the clinical areas, after deep cleaning over the weekend, to make the polyclinic medically fit to receive patients. The ministry apologizes for any inconvenience …

Lawrence T. Gay’s Health Day Tomorrow

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The Lawrence T. Gay Memorial School, at Spooners Hill, St. Michael, is inviting members of the public to its Health and Disabilities Awareness Fun Day tomorrow, Friday, March 22, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is being held under the theme Working Together to Build Strong Communities, and persons visiting the event will receive free blood …

St. John Men’s Health Group To Meet Tuesday

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The election of officers will be the main agenda item when the Men’s Health Group at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex meets tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12. The meeting takes place at the Glebe Land, St. John facility, beginning at 6:30 p.m. joy.springer@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE PM Calls Meeting Of Public Transport Sec… anemptytextlline READ MORE Polyclinics …

Breast Cancer Lecture October 25

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A free public lecture on Mammograms and Ultrasound in the Early Detection of Breast Cancer will take place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, on Thursday, October 25. Presenters will be consultant radiologists, Dr. Dianne Soares of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Dr. Fidel Rampersad of Trinidad and Tobago. The lecture, …

Water Storage During Hurricane Season

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reminding the public that it is important to store an adequate supply of water during the hurricane season. The minimum recommended amount for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene is five gallons per person, per day for at least five days. Additionally, water must be stored in clean, covered containers. Persons are encouraged to …

Childhood Obesity Clinic To Be Launched

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As Barbados celebrates Caribbean Wellness Week, September 9 to 15, the Winston Scott Polyclinic will launch its childhood obesity clinic catering to children aged two to 18, with the first patients being seen on Wednesday. Other activities planned at the polyclinic this week to mark the regional event include dental and eye screening, breast screening, pap smears, exercise sessions and …

Psychiatric Hospital Launches Health Programme

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The Psychiatric Hospital has an unacceptably high level of absenteeism due to sick leave. So far this year, the hospital has recorded an average of 483 absent days among all categories of staff, due to sickness. Senior Health Promotion Officer in the Ministry of Health, Denise Carter-Taylor, today said that there was a link between this level of absenteeism and …

Cancer Deaths A Major Concern

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Cancer is currently one of the most prevalent public health challenges for this country, second only to cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of illness and death. In disclosing this on Saturday, Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, stressed Government’s commitment to offering a variety of preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons at risk and those …

View Health Sector As A Productive Asset

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As Barbados looks for new and innovative ways to grow the economy, the health sector has been identified as an area which must no longer be viewed as merely a consumer of financial resources, but rather as a productive asset. This view was expressed by Health and Wellness Minister, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, last Friday, as he addressed the opening …

Health Screening Session At Randal Phillips

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Members of the public are invited to get free blood pressure checks at a health screening session being hosted by the Randal Phillips Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group at the polyclinic, Oistins, Christ Church, on Tuesday, July 3.  It begins at 7:00 p.m. Nurses will be on hand to facilitate blood pressure measurements and to provide counselling.  Nurse Fallon Burrowes will …