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PHA Signs Industrial Agreement with the BPSU

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) signed an Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, January 23, 2023. The Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said the government is pleased that the staff represented by the BPSU will now have some of the opportunities to reap some of the benefits that were long outstanding. “This is all part of an agenda from the Ministry of Health and the government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to address some of these longstanding issues that we need to correct going forward to improve morale at all of the public healthcare facilities to ensure workers are protected and they get what they truly deserve.” The Health Minister added, “I am hap...

The Bahamas’ Health Care Systems are in the Process of Being Strengthened

NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said the lessons learned from Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the importance of strengthening the resilience of the Bahamas’ health care systems. “I can safely say that my ministry is actively addressing identified deficiencies in respect of health policy, human resources for health, climate resilient health infrastructure, health research, electronic health records, telemedicine platforms and we are resolute on identifying financing for health system strengthening to mitigate the destructive impacts brought on but climate change.” Minister Darville was speaking at the Climate Change and the Importance of Disaster and Health Risk Management in The Bahamas Symposium hosted by the Inte...

PHA’s National Emergency Medical Services Headquarters, Commissioned

NASSAU, The Bahamas — New Office space has been commissioned by The Public Hospitals Authority to house the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) headquarters.  NEMS will now be located in the Monument Plaza on University Drive.  A commissioning  and blessing ceremony was held on Thursday, December 22, 2022 to mark the occasion.  Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said he was excited to see the new site come into fruition after many years in the making. He congratulated Managing Director of the PHA, Dr. Aubynette Rolle and her team for their hard work: “I am proud of the work of the EMS under the leadership of Dr. Rolle. Emergency medical services is a key component of health care, which the government plans to implement throughout...