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People's Report: Kudos to UHWI for service to Father Albert

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Daryl Vaz

In recent months, our hospitals, including the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), have been subject to public pressure and criticism, particularly arising out of the death of babies as a result of an infectious outbreak.

During the past week, I have had two encounters with the UHWI, the first with Monsignor Richard Albert, who unfortunately passed on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, despite the sterling efforts of the UHWI doctors and staff; and Thursday last, a family friend involved in a motorcycle accident.

As one who has publicly highlighted some of the unacceptable working conditions at these medical institutions, I equally, with fervour, would like to commend the doctors and auxiliary staff of the UHWI who proved to be both efficient and courteous on both occasions.

The quality medical assistance that was rendered both to Monsignor Albert and my family friend were in keeping with international standards. I unreservedly believe that credit must be given where it is due, and, therefore, I wish to publicly commend the medical and auxiliary staff (including the security personnel from Marksman) for their exceptional, courteous and efficient

service.

I also encourage them to continue to provide this professional level of service to all members of the public, despite resource challenges, as this can only contribute to an improved and reputable health sector.

My hope is that a greater public-private partnership will be forged for the betterment of our health sector going forward.

Once again, congrats and keep up the good work!

DARYL VAZ

MP, West Portland