Hospital to consider staff complaints
Stabroek News
February 17, 2004

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The management at the Georgetown Public Hospital will look at the issue of allowances and other concerns raised recently by doctors and nurses.

However, the issue of duty-free concessions for the junior doctors is to be addressed by the fiscal authorities, a release from the Government Information Agency (GINA) said yesterday.

According to the GINA release, at a meeting attended by Minister of Health (ag) Dr Jennifer Westford, Permanent Secretary Public Service Management Dr Nanda Gopaul, union representatives, Leslie Melville and Patricia Went, GPHC's Chief Executive Officer Michael Khan and its Director of Administrative Services Leslie Cadogan, on Friday, it was resolved that better internal relations need to be developed.

To this end, a quarterly publication in the form of a newsletter providing information about the corporation and its activities would be launched.

Departmental meetings will also be held with staff on the first Thursday of every month.

Nurses recently staged a two-day sit out over meal and risk allowances.

The Government Medical Officers are also demanding improvements to their temporary living conditions. According to the release, a follow-up meeting is planned for February 27.