Start of 24-hour polyclinic service postponed


The Ministry of Health and Wellness wishes to advise the public that, due to circumstances beyond its control, the 24-hour medical service proposed for two of the island’s polyclinics, will not start tomorrow as previously announced.

In a statement released this evening, the Ministry stated that after a meeting today with the nurses’ representatives, a decision was taken to postpone the introduction of the service at the Winston Scott Polyclinic and the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex

According to the statement, at the meeting with the National Union of Public Workers, the Unity Workers’ Union and the Barbados Nurses Association, new issues were brought to the table which now required deliberation by all parties. A meeting to begin the process is scheduled for tomorrow.

Meanwhile, there will be no Fast Track Service at the Winston Scott Polyclinic tomorrow. Both clinics will open on Monday with the regular hours of operation. (BGIS)


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