Nurses say their complaints about the All Saints Clinic have been answered with advice to transfer to Glanvilles

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Nurses assigned to the All Saints Clinic say they have downed tools, as they are tired of complaining about the building’s leaky roof.

 

They say that when it rains heavily – as it did on Wednesday night – the facility is flooded.

 

The nurses have been complaining about the physical state of the building for years, and they claim that, up to now, the problems have not been properly addressed, reportedly because there is no money to repair the structure.

 

A spokesperson for the disgruntled medical professionals tells REAL News that they appealed to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health for help.

 

In response to their latest complaints, the source says, they received “a plaster for their sore” when the authorities advised them to transfer their services to the Swetes Clinic, first, and, subsequently, to the polyclinic at Glanvilles.

 

However, “the last thing I heard about Glanvilles Clinic is that they don’t have running water,” the irate nurse says.

 

It is alleged that staff members were also told that a bus would be made available to transport them and the patients to the new location; but, reportedly, the nurses are still waiting for that solution to pan out.

 

The All Saints Clinic serves a large population and, at one time, offered night services.

 

However, after the Spencer Administration lost office, the incoming Browne Administration closed the night-clinic operations, despite complaints from clients.

 

Only last month, November, the Cabinet announced that the issues which had plagued the Glanvilles Polyclinic – including the water-storage problem – had been rectified, and the centre would soon be reopened for service.

 

The lack of running water had forced the facility to be closed early for days at a time and then shuttered for weeks.

 

At the time of the announcement of its reopening, the question was asked about personnel to staff the facility.

 

However, at the time, no one appeared to know from where the extra staff would be transferred.

 

Later, the Cabinet announced that plans to import nurses from Ghana were in train.There has been no update on the matter, however.

SOURCE: Real News

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10 COMMENTS

  1. The extra long hours of the doctors who are working 24 to 30 hrs shifts of no sleep needs looking in to. If there’s a shortage of doctors the shifts can be divided into 12 hr shifts daily for each doctor. The long hours are torturous & inhumane. Their lives are at risk & the patient’s can be at danger.

  2. On this day 19 years ago, our beloved daughter, sister, niece, friend and classmate TESSA BARTHLEY was SHOT IN HER NECK by UPP candidate SHERFIELD BOWEN. He robbed not only us, but an entire community and nation of two patriots. Our hearts continue to grieve and break at the senseless death of our loved one by an officer of the court. Justice was miscarried, but we know that a day is coming. He robbed us of our kind, fun, caring and hardworking princess, but he cannot rob us of the beautiful memories we shared. ❤️

      • Bwoy if you tek on Sidelines he tun you fooley.
        Clearly the likkle stipend GB ge he hab he a write shite! Like he nuh lib ya! Rain a wash ding de place dese days! He heart so against real people with real issues, an he jus a look bout he an GB self-enrichment! He needs to appear relevant in his tired ole raas! Just go red up you shite!

  3. This is a disgrace! What kind of nonsense is carrying on in government? Listeners were disgusted to hear Lionel Hurst say this morning on radio that the Opposition were not qualified because they have had “no real jobs” and some had no degrees. My question is what ‘degree having individual in government’ is responsible for this debacle with this and other clinics?!! What over-qualified individuals are responsible for the MESS in multiple government ministries?!!! They must think we stupid!

  4. Becuse it leaks even when when it isn’t raining. I sit at y desk and water I dripping In my face in my head and sun is sun is hot and shinning outside. So yes even when it is dry and no rain is coming we are getting wet

  5. Becuse it leaks even when it isn’t raining. I sit at my desk and water Is dripping In my face in my head and sun is hot and shinning outside. So yes even when it is dry and no rain is coming we are getting wet

    • LMAO.🤣🤣🤣🤣
      You are so right. That is what Brixtonian was trying to tell me. I now understand
      Thank you so much for the explanation.

  6. Molwyn did not care if the clinic was open at night because mt stjohn is the only medical provider that counts as far as he is concerned. Remember, its hard to creatively enrich yourself when nickle and diming. Its the equipment that cost in the multimillion$$$ range and the apt. for spanish staff and the upgrade at nugent Ave and the cemetary, that will interest those who are instructed to enrich themselves.
    Wilmoth wasnt interested in health and Balwin should have appointed another health minister.
    Come 2023, if Antigua stays on a trajectory of using bandAids to deal with problems such as nasty dutty stagnant water leaking from clinic roofs and forming sluge in the covered drains on cross st, Antigua will win the prize – the world’s nastiest little country !!

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