SAN FERNANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL

The San Fernando General Hospital is located in the City of San Fernando and it is considered as the main trauma unit for the Southern region of Trinidad.The hospital provides its patients with many necessary services, some of which are rarely available in other regions and RHAs of the country.The main hospital compound has recently been extended to include the newly outfitted San Fernando Teaching Hospital.

At the San Fernando Teaching Hospital (SFTH), Chancery Lane, we understand how important quality health care is to you and your family.The SFTH Chancery Lane consists of approximately 468,000 square feet of interior space and is conveniently located within walking distance from the main shopping centre on High Street in San Fernando, with the main Bus Station, Water Taxi, Taxi and Maxi Taxi terminals in close proximity. The Main Entrance to the SFTH is located on the Chancery Lane Main Drive on Levels 3 and 4 of the Hospital Campus. The SFTH houses some of the outpatient clinic, diagnostic, pharmacy services and the adult medical and paediatrics wards.

Quick Facts About South-West Regional Health Authority

  • Established: 1995
  • Population: 600,000
  • Motto: Your Partners In Health
  • Surface area: 1/3 of Trinidad
  • North-western boundary: Freeport
  • South-western boundary: Icacos
  • South-eastern boundary: Moruga
  • North-eastern boundary: Tabaquite
  • No. of Hospitals: 2
  • No. of District Health Facilities: 3
  • No. of Health Centres: 31
  • Extended Care Centres: 2

 

District Health Facilities (DHFs)

There are three District Health Facilities within the South-West Region that provide health carefor clients with medical cases that require additional or specialised treatment. These facilities; the Couva DHF, Princes Town DHF and the Siparia DHF, comprise a health centre and emergency department. Services include primary care, specialist sessions, diagnostic services and 24 hour emergency care.
 
The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is one of five (5) existing Regional Health Authorities established by the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago under Act No. 5 of 1994 as part of Government's efforts through the Health Sector Reform Programme to decentralise the management and provision of health care in Trinidad and Tobago. The SWRHA is responsible for the administration and management of the San Fernando General Hospital, San Fernnado Teaching Hospital, Point Fortin Hospital, Area Hospital Point Fortin, the Princes Town District Health Facility, Couva District Health Facility, Siparia District Health Facility and 33 health, outreach and extended care centres located throughout the region.
 

The South-West Regional Health Authority is in the business of promoting wellness and providing compassionate, cost-effective, customer-focused health care to the people of the south-west region within the guidelines of the national policy and ensuring our staff a productive and rewarding environment.
 

The South-West Regional Health Authority will become a leading provider of compassionate, cost effective, premium quality health care services.
The South-West Regional Health Authority was established 1995 and have been serving the community for more than 50 years. We are committed to providing our patients and visitors with the highest quality of services both within the hospital setting and online.
 
Board of Directors
  • Mrs. Valerie Alleyne-Rawlins - Chairman 
  • Ms. Jayselle McFarlane - Deputy Chairman 
  • Ms. Jennifer Marryshow - Director 
  • Dr. Stewart Smith - Director 
  • Mr. Frank Gittens - Director 
  • Dr.  Malachy Ojuro - Director 
  • Ms. Summer Sandy - Director 
  • Mr. Derek Smith - Director 
  • Ms. Adele Acosta - Director 
 
Executive Management Team
  • Chief Executive Officer : Dr. Brian Armour
  • Chief Operations Officer: Mr. Stephen Alleyne
  • Director of Health :  Dr. Pravinde Ramoutar 
  • Medical Director Secondary Care:  Dr. Robin Sinanan
  • Medical Director, Primary Care:  Dr. Pedram Lalla 
  • Medical Director Secondary Services Point Fortin Hospital- Dr. Phillip Ayoung-Chee
  • General Manager, Nursing: Mrs. Kathyann Elbourne
  • General Manager, Allied Health Services: Mr. Roy Umraw
  • General Manager, Supply Chain: Mrs. Andrea Titte-Grant 
  • General Manager, Finance (Ag.): Mr. Shamead Bhim
  • General Manager, Operations: Mr. Richard Francis 
  • General Manager, Policy, Planning and Research: Ms. Michelle Murray- La Foucade
  • General Manager Quality Improvement and Risk Management: Ms. Lystra B. Balgobin
  • General Manager, Human Resources: Ms. Denise Thomas
  • Nurse Manager:  Ms. Dionne Johnson Sellier
  • Manager, Corporate Communication: Mr. Kevon Gervais
  • Manager, Information and Communication Technology: Mr. Amitkumar Sirjusingh
  • Senior Legal Officer: Ms. Carla Scipio
  • Manager, Hospital Administration San Fernando General Hospital:  Ms. Michelle St. John
  • Manager, Hospital Administration Point Fortin Hospital: Ms. Rena Yearwood
  • Manger, Internal Audit: Ms. Wendy Ramdeen-Nancoo
  • Manager, Security Services: Mr. Richard Logan
  • Manager, Contracts & Procurement: Mr. Derrick Coutain 
  • Manager, Warehouse & Inventory: Ms. Dianne Tuitt 
 
Facilities Manager
  • Facility Manager Area Hospital Point Fortin:    Ms. Sunita Castillo
  • Facility Manager Couva District Health Facility:   Ms. Rosalie Hackett
  • Facility Manager Princes Town District Health Facility:  Mr. Muhammad Ismail
  • Facility Manager Siparia District Health Facility:  Mr. Juliet Forbes 
 
Facilities
  • The South-West Regional Health Authority is responsible for the San Fernando General Hospital, Area Hospital Point Fortin, Couva Distrct Health Facility, Princes Town District Health Facility, Siparia District Health Facility and 33 health, outreach and extended care centres.

 

Selection of Directors on Committees

Mental and Primary Health Care Committee

Monthly on the 1st Tuesday of the month 

  • Dr. Malachy Ojuro – Chairman
  • Ms. Jennifer Marryshow - Deputy Chairman
  • Mr. Derek Smith – Member
  • MD Primary Health Care – Committee Secretary
  • RM MHS  – Member
  • Dr. Genevieve Fortune - Member
  • GM Nursing – Member
  • Director of Health – Member
  • GM Policy Planning and Research – Member
  • Chief Executive Officer (Ex Officio)

Human Resources Committee

1st Thursday of each month

  • Mr. Frank Gittens – Chairman
  • Mr. Derek Smith   – Deputy Chairman
  • Ms. Jennifer Marryshow – Member
  • GM Human Resources - Committee Secretary
  • Director of Health - Member
  • GM Nursing - Member
  • GM Finance - Member
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer -Member
  • Senior Legal Officer- Member
  • Corporate Secretary

IT, Infrastructure & Operations Committee

1st Monday of the month

  • Dr. Stewart Smith – Chairman
  • Mr. Derek Smith  – Deputy Chairman
  • Mr. Frank Gittens – Member
  • Chief Operations Officer - Committee Secretary
  • Chief Executive Officer – Ex Officio 
  • Director of Health - Member
  • GM Operations - Member
  • Regional Manager Pharmacy Services – Member
  • Manager Hospital Administration – Member
  • Mgr. Management Accounting – Member
  • Manager Security Services – Member
  • Manager Health, Safety & Environment - Member
  • ICT Manager -Member

Finance Committee

1st Wednesday of the month

  • Ms. Jayselle McFarlane – Chairman
  • Ms. Adele Acosta - Deputy Chairman
  • Dr. Stewart Smith - Member
  • GM Finance - Committee Secretary
  • Chief Executive Officer - Member
  • Chief Operations Officer –Member
  • External Member - Mr. Garnet Jessop
  • GM Human Resources – Ms Denise Thomas
  • Director of Health – Dr Pravinde Ramoutar

Tenders Committee

1st Wednesday of each month

  • Ms. Jayselle McFarlane – Chairman
  • Ms. Summer Sandy     – Deputy Chairman
  • Ms. Adele Acosta     – Member
  • Manager Procurement & Contracts - Committee Secretary
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer -Member
  • GM Finance - Member
  • GM Operations- Member
  • External Member - Mr. Garnet Jessop
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Senior Legal Officer

Quality Improvement & Risk Management Committee

1st Monday of each month

  • Mrs. Valerie Alleyne-Rawlins – Chairman
  • Ms. Summer Sandy -  Deputy Chairman
  • Ms. Jennifer Marryshow– Member
  • Ms. Adele Acosta     – Member
  • Chief Executive Officer - Member
  • GM Quality - Committee Secretary
  • Director of Health - Member
  • GM Policy, Planning & Research - Member
  • Medical Director, Secondary Care Services - Member
  • GM Nursing - Member
  • Nurse Manager, Secondary Services - Member
  • GM Human Resources - Member
  • Senior Legal Officer -Member
  • Manager Corporate Communications - Member

Legal/Risk Sub committee

  • Ms Summer Sandy -Chairman
  • Mr. Frank Gittens -Deputy Chairman
  • Senior Legal Officer -Secretary
  • Chief Executive Officer -Ex Officio
  • Director of Health -Member
  • GM Nursing -Member
  • Manager Employee Relations – Member
  • Manager Financial Accounting – Member

Audit Committee

  • Ms. Adele Acosta  – Chairman
  • Ms Jayselle McFarlane – Deputy Chairman
  • Mgr. Internal Audit - Committee Secretary
  • External Member – Mr Garnet Jessop

Clinical Governance Committee

1st Friday of each month

  • Dr. Malachy Ojuro-  Chairman
  • Dr. Stewart Smith – Deputy Chairman
  • Mrs. Valerie Alleyne- Rawlins –Member, Chairman BoD
  • Director of Health – Committee Secretary
  • Chief Executive Officer – Ex Officio
  • Medical Director, Secondary Care Services - Member
  • GM Nursing - Member
  • Nurse Manager - Member
  • Regional Manager Pharmacy Services - Member
  • General Manager Policy Planning & Research - Member
  • External Member – Mrs. Carol Joseph

2 SUB-COMMITTEES 

Research Ethics Sub Committee

  • Dr. Donald Simeon - Chairman
  • Director of Health - Deputy Chairman
  • GM Nursing - Committee Secretary
  • Medical Director, Secondary Care Services - Member
  • General Manager Policy Planning & Research - Member

Medical Ethics Sub Committee

  • Dr. Shalini Pooransingh -  Chairman
  • Director of Health - Deputy Chairman
  • GM Nursing - Committee Secretary
  • Medical Director, Secondary Care Services -Member
  • Senior Legal Officer - Member
  • Head, Department of Psychiatry - Member
  • Social Worker - Member
  • Ethicist - Member