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St Helena : St Helena Closure of Guinea Grass Outpatient Clinic
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Juanita Brock) 31.07.2009 (Article Archived on 14.08.2009)

The Public Health and Social Services Department wishes to advise that the Guinea Grass outpatient clinic will cease to operate from 31 August 2009.

Closure of Guinea Grass Outpatient Clinic

 

The Public Health and Social Services Department wishes to advise that the Guinea Grass outpatient clinic will cease to operate from 31 August 2009.

 

The clinic is being closed because of low attendance rates; the premises are also not entirely suitable for consultation purposes, for example, there have been concerns about the lack of confidentiality during patient consultations. Closure of the clinic will allow staff resources to be utilised in other aspects of primary care and improvements will be made to the computerised outpatient records at the Half Tree Hollow clinic, allowing a direct link into the main system in Jamestown.

 

Arrangements will be made for those people who are currently transported to and from doctorsí appointments at Guinea Grass to be transported to and from the Half Tree Hollow clinic, when required.

 

The outpatient clinic at Half Tree Hollow now operates on Monday and Friday mornings and there are nurse-led clinics on Tuesdays from 10-11am. In addition, the Community Nurses will be increasing their visits to the elderly who normally attend the Guinea Grass clinic.

 

The clinic will be closing for a six month trial period in the first instance.

 

C A George (Mrs)

Chief Administrative Health and Social Services Officer

30 July 2009

 

 

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