Ministry says supplies available for Clarevue


(Health Ministry responds to Clarevue Solicitation)



The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is aware of a social media post by Ms. Alison Archer on February 22nd 2021 soliciting 40 face shields on behalf of the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital.



While the Ministry welcomes and encourages the generosity of the general public in supporting these institutions, we do not wish for there to be any misunderstanding in terms of the arrangements that have been put in place by the Government to ensure the well-being of both residents and staff at all of our Public Institutions.



The publication by Ms. Archer appears to suggest that there is a scarcity of critical equipment that is required to protect healthcare workers as well as the residents while healthcare workers are carrying out their duties to care for the residents at Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital.



The Ministry categorically rejects any such notion.  As a matter of fact, the most recent request for supplies by the Management of Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital did not include face shields. The request from the Management was for other supplies which were fully satisfied by the Ministry.



In fact, the Ministry currently carries an inventory of over 4000 face shields from which supplies are routinely distributed upon request to the institutions that may require them.



The Ministry in the interest of the all parties thought it necessary to make this clarification while at the same time express gratitude to Ms. Archer for her years of support to the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital.



We continue to look forward to partnering and collaborating with individuals and organizations who have in the past been charitable to all of our Healthcare Institutions.


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  1. Alison Archer is a stalwart of community action & selfless giving, from meals on wheels, sitting with shut-ins to unstinting support of Clarevue /Fiennes.

    I feel the Ministry of Health could have handled this situation with a polite phone call directly to Alison, not a defensive media release with a line of thanks at the end. This was heavy-handed and more about the embarrassment of what has been lacking from the Ministry vis a vis physical support & food to institutions.

    THANK YOU ALISON FOR ALL YOU DO WITH PASSION & DETERMINATION, and all you have done over the decades. Antiguans are grateful.

  2. Pls..I agree with you Stay alert. Wasnt very long ago the Nurses at MSJC also voice they did not have sufficient supplies.

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