Guyana: The Ministry of Health is hosting a workshop on the development and implementation of a new nursing curriculum in Guyana.
Today at Roraima Duke Lodge, Kingston, the Department of Health hosted a workshop with several medical staff and tutors from various health institutions, who will collaborate and lead discussions on how to reform the healthcare sector. health in Guyana by developing and implementing a new nursing curriculum. .
In his address this morning, Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said the government had made significant investments in the public health system with the renovation of several health facilities across the country, the construction which recently started on the new specialist hospital at Goedverwagting on the east coast of Demerara, as well as several new regional hospitals which will soon be erected.
However, while proper infrastructure is important for the delivery of quality healthcare services, Dr. Anthony emphasized the crucial importance of adequate medical personnel. Specific to the current situation in Guyana, the need for a high quality nursing workforce. The Honorable Minister also added that current nursing programs have become outdated and need to be reassessed.
While the official components of the new nursing curriculum are still being discussed and decided, Minister Anthony revealed that it will be a hybrid system, offering a combination of virtual courses for the theoretical aspect of the program and in-person sessions for hands-on learning.
Also present at the workshop were Dr Leslie Ramsammy, Advisor to the Minister of Health; Dr. Narine Singh; chief doctor ; Ms. Chandroutie Persaud, Deputy Director of Health Sciences; Sílvia Cassiani, PAHO Regional Advisor on Nursing; Carla Ventura, Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Development of Nursing Research (Brazil) and several other health professionals.