New Safety Measures At Winston Scott

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Starting Monday, March 25, persons visiting the Winston Scott Polyclinic, at Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, will encounter a number of new measures being instituted to safeguard both staff and patients at the facility. The Ministry of Health and Wellness announced today that the polyclinic, which has been closed since last Thursday, after two violent incidents on the compound, will open …

Concern About Aggressive Behaviour At Polyclinic

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is concerned about aggressive and threatening behaviour being exhibited by some members of the public within the public healthcare system. Nurses at the Winston Scott Polyclinic walked off the job today citing safety concerns for staff and patients. This followed the second incident at the polyclinic in two weeks. As a consequence, it became …

Nutrition Centre Relocated To Culloden Road

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The public is advised that the National Nutrition Centre has been relocated to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Frank Walcott Building, Culloden Road, St. Michael. The nutrition officers may be reached at telephone number 536-3800. All mail should be addressed to The Nutrition Officer, Frank Walcott Building, Culloden Road, St. Michael. joy.springer@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE New Safety Measures …

Rats & Mice – Let’s Get Rid Of Them Now

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Rodent control in Barbados is everyone’s responsibility, and as the island grapples with an increase in the rodent population, the Environmental Health Department is appealing to householders and property owners to play their part in ridding the landscape of this vector. The Ministry of Health and Wellness recently allocated $155,000 and established a multi-sectoral team to implement a scaled-up vector …

Health Ministry: No Measles Outbreak In Barbados

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Contrary to a report carried in Loop News on Friday, March 1, the public is advised that Barbados is NOT experiencing an outbreak of measles. According to Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, Barbados has not documented a case of measles since 1990. Speaking on a recent panel at the Cave Hill Wesleyan Man Talk Discussion, the Director …

Health Ministry Supports Standard Update

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The upgrading of the CARICOM Regional Standard – Specification for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CRS 5), and by extension the national equivalent BNS 5 Part 2, has been welcomed by Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George. Acknowledging that the Health Ministry was pleased with the recent national consultation convened this month by the Barbados National Standards Institution …

Fire At Mangrove Pond Landfill Under Control

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The fire at Phase 1 of the Mangrove Landfill in St. Thomas that broke out just after 6:00 a.m. today is now under control. Officials from the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) will remain on the scene and continue to monitor the situation until the fire is extinguished. According to Divisional Officer, Errol Gaskin of the Northern Command, “the BFS is …

24 Hour Polyclinic Service Coming June 1

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The 24-hour health care service, to be introduced at two of the island’s polyclinics, will be officially launched on June 1. From that date, patients will be able to access medical care on a continuous basis, Monday through Sunday, at the Winston Scott Polyclinic, Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, and the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, Glebe Land, St. …

Government Pharmacies To Close For Stocktaking

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The public is asked to note that pharmacies located in polyclinics and outpatient clinics, operating under the aegis of the Barbados Drug Service, will be closed for one day, starting next Tuesday, February 19, and continuing until Friday, March 8. These closures are necessary to facilitate a stocktaking exercise. On February 19, the Ladymeade Reference Unit Pharmacy will be closed, …

Hike For Wellness Saturday, Feb. 16

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Barbados Moves initiative continues on Saturday, February 16, with a hike starting at Cove Bay, St. Lucy, at 3:30 p.m. The hike will proceed from the Old Windmill Tower at Cove Bay to The Risk, St. Peter, through the lush vegetation of Boscobelle, and back to Cove Bay along a rugged trail, encompassing the …