New medical, nursing services directors appointed at GPHC

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The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Friday announced Dr. Navindranauth Rambaran as the Director of Medical and Professional Services (DMPS) and Leslyn Holder as the Director of Nursing Services.

Dr. Rambaran and Holder emerged as successful candidates for the posts through a meticulous selection process that commenced in 2022, the GPHC said in a press release.

Dr. Rambaran, who previously held the post of Consultant/Head of the Department for General Surgery at the GPHC for six years, and Head of the Accident and Emergency Department for four years prior, brings to the DMPS post a wealth of medical and managerial experience and knowledge, the release noted.

Dr. Rambaran is also the elected Chairman of the Medical Council of Guyana.

“He is well respected within the medical fraternity and among colleagues at the GPHC for his stalwart leadership and tactical management approaches. Dr. Rambaran assumed his new role effective January 1, 2023.”

Meanwhile, Leslyn Holder, formerly Assistant Director of Nursing Services at the GPHC, assumed the role of Director of Nursing Services on December 12, 2022.

Holder, who has been a Registered Nurse for almost 25 years, has practiced nursing in Guyana and the United Kingdom before jumpstarting her career as Quality Improvement Manager in 2018 at the GPHC.

The release noted that Holder has a background in Health and Social Care Leadership and Management and has worked in mental health, disability, and older people services. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health Administration and brings a combination of administrative and functional experience to this new role.

The GPHC noted that the post of Director of Nursing Services (Matron) has remained vacant for the past six years, leading to a significant gap in nursing management at the hospital. Both appointments represent substantive and progressive additions to the current management team as the GPHC positions itself as an internationally comparable healthcare facility.

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