New GPHC Board sworn-in

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  • will prioritise computerisation of patient records

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) today swore in its new board members. The ceremony which was held at the facility’s Resource Centre saw the installation of the new members, along with the election of the board’s chairman. 

New Chairman of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s Board, Dr. Carl Max Hanoman addressing the members
New Chairman of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s Board, Dr. Carl Max Hanoman addressing the members

The members of the board are Col. Patrick West, Cleopatra Barkoye, Collette Adams (Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health), Mandy Sukhdeo, Sonya Roopnauth, Kempton Alexander along with Dr. Sheik Amir and Allan Johnson as Ex-Officio Members.

Addressing the Board members, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings said she is expecting a lot of changes at the facility and that the public should “expect great things.”

 The Minister also urged the board to continue to monitor the progress of all undertakings and to ensure that while the standards are being improved, they are also maintained.

 The board voted Dr. Hanoman in as the new chairman.  Dr. Hanoman stated that there will definitely be a lot of changes at the facility. This will begin with the computerisation of the hospital along with patients’ records, which he said should be deemed a priority. This was strongly supported by both the Minister and the board members.

 Further, the new Chairman said that individuals can expect improved care and services along with better attitude from staff. He also expressed hope for cooperation among members.

Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and  members of the new GPHC Board
Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and members of the new GPHC Board

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