30th January 2018: The South-West Regional Health Authority is pleased to inform members of the Point Fortin community and the public that as of Monday 24th January, 2018, Theatre services have resumed at the Area Hospital, Point Fortin. Following the malfunctioning of surgical lights at the Theatre last year, surgeries were temporarily transferred to San Fernando General Hospital.
The Theatre has now been outfitted with a replacement light, an upgraded generator and freshly painted walls. The area has been sanitized and all linens and consumables were replaced to ensure proper infection and control procedures were followed.
The dedicated Operating Theatre staff led by Senior Specialist Medical Officer, Dr. Sylvan Pierre conducted a total of three surgeries yesterday. The first being a Lower C-section with a Bi-lateral Tubal Ligation (LSCS/BTL) followed by a Total abdominal hysterectomy with a Bi-Lateral Saltingo Oophorectomy (TAH/BSO) and lastly, an examination under anaesthetic with a dilation & curettage (EUA/DNC). All surgeries were successful.
All Obstetric and Gynaecological surgeries that are not high risk continue to be scheduled every Monday and Thursday at the Area Hospital, Point Fortin.
The SWRHA thanks the public for its patience and remains committed to providing comprehensive quality healthcare in safe and healthy environments.