ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 A newly refurbished medical station, with improved access to disabled persons and the elderly, will be officially handed over to the Ministry of Health on December 1st, 2010.
The Snug Corner Medical Station, offering patients and staff more comfort and amenities, is the latest facility to be commissioned by the Ministry of Health. The St. George’s North-East facility, which can accommodate a variety of medical services, is a plus to the existing community service, said Chief Community Health Nurse, Lydia Francis.
It has a bigger medical examination room than the previous Snug Corner Station. It also has a bigger pharmacy and doctors’ office that are adequate for the effective delivery of services.
In order to address the health needs of the male population in the community, said Francis, plans are in place to introduce a “Men’s Health Clinic” at the new facility in January 2011.
“We recognize the importance of such a clinic and our focus will be on preventative healthcare,’’ Francis said. “There will be body mass index checks, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screening, as well as screening for cancers such as prostate and colon cancer.’’
The ceremonial opening of the Snug Corner Medical Station will be attended by Health Minister Ann Peters; Parliamentary Representative for St. George North-East, Hon. Nazim Burke; and local investor Hugh Dolland, who supported the project.