Tag: Western Regional Health Authority

6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 27, 2016

Clinics Under Gun – MoBay Violence Putting Pressure On Public Health Facilities But Cornwall Regional Coping. The rampant, violent criminality in Montego Bay, St James, is squeezing the lifeblood out of the public health system in the parish, but…Read more at

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7 People Who Had A Pretty Bad Year

The year 2015 has been rough for many Jamaicans, what with a constantly escalating crime rate, high unemployment levels, a water shortage crisis, ailing health system and mosquitoes threatening our lives. However, some have had it worse than others, as

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 18, 2015

‘Cut The Nonsense’ – Portia Urges PNP Factions To End Divisiveness And Unite. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday cracked the whip on factions within her People’s National Party (PNP) that have been embroiled in a public quarrel over who should

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 17, 2015

Dalley Cleans House – JMA Pleased As New Minister Dumps Health Officials. The private sector is applauding the “swift” action taken by newly appointed Health Minister Horace Dalley in holding hospital managers accountable for the tragic circumstances that led to the

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Notes From The Audit Into The Management Of The Regional Health Authorities

The much-anticipated report of the audit of the health sector has just been released, following months of waiting. It’s early release has been precipitated by the controversy surrounding the bacteria related deaths of 19 babies in the neonatal wards of the

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Regional Health Authorities

The chairmen of Jamaica’s four regional health authorities yesterday stirred up an ‘ants nest’ of controversy, coming to the defense of embattled Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson, taking issue with criticisms being levelled at him and the two health-care facilities at which

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 4, 2015

Babies Thrown Lifeline – EU Ambassador Commits Millions To Neonatal Care. Describing as a tragedy the deaths of 19 premature babies who were infected with klebsiella and serratia bacteria during four outbreaks at two of the island’s major public hospitals, Ambassador

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 30, 2015

Fire Destroys Wortley Home For Girls. A near century-old building housing 19 girls at the Wortley Home at 193 Constant Spring Road in St Andrew was destroyed by fire yesterday, but no one was harmed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Grade-Four Students

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 6, 2015

Toxic City – Report Says Communities Very High Risk After Exposure To Riverton Fire Fumes. Very high risk! Several communities within a five-kilometre (3.1 miles) radius of theRiverton dump were given that designation as a result of their exposure to toxins

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 28, 2014

‘Parents To Blame’ … At Fault For Allowing Widespread Sexual Activity Among Kids – Nat’l PTA Boss. With several videos of schoolchildren engaging in sexually explicit activities surfacing online in recent times, questions are now being asked about what can be

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