GPHC providing better services, overcrowding reduced at A&E Unit– Board Chairman
The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) was able to reduce overcrowding managed at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit with the restructuring of the triage area.
At a recent Press Conference, Dr. Carl Max Hanoman, Chairman of GPHC’s Board in March said that the hospital has been “providing quality health care to the public for the past three-and-a-half months.”
Although there are visible improvements that can be applauded, Dr. Hanoman highlighted the high staff turn-over rate, lack of specialised staff and the absence of teamwork as some major issues that are to be addressed. These issues were recognised as significant factors that are affecting the quality of service it should provide as a referred hospital in the country, he said.
One of the first projects that the board has pledged to implement is the computerisation of the hospital’s mode of operation.
Dr. Hanoman said the GPHC’s board seeks to accomplish a fully functioning A&E unit, less overcrowding at the hospital, the provision of high-level quality health care, a nurse/doctor – patient-friendly environment, and teamwork.
The hospital has a shortage of nurses. This, Dr. Hanoman noted is not the board’s responsibility, but the number is taken into consideration as they aim towards specialising care at all levels from the Emergency Medical Technicians to doctors.