St. Patrick West Cluster hosted a World Health Day Outreach fair on Wednesday 3rd April, 2019 at the Victor Chin Kit Park, Point Fortin to promote the of importance sustainable living through good health and well-being. The staff partnered with other agencies to help bring about an acute understanding of what it means to be a healthy and safe community by accessing the health and social services that are available in their neighbourhood.
Dr. Sandi Arthur, PCP II, explained that the event was about bringing Universal Health Coverage into its true being by trying to reinforce that health is not just about medication, pills, injections and visiting your doctors. It is about anything in your community that impacts your well-being both mentally and physically. Dr. Arthur added that it was a reorientation for individuals into what services they can access, when they can access it and where they can access it when they need too.
There were consultations, demonstrations, health screening, vaccinations and educational lectures. Partners included: Mental Health; Pharmacy, Area Hospital Point Fortin; Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative; Medical Social Work Department; Mobile Clinic – HIV Testing; Borough of Point Fortin Disaster Management; Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries; Ministry of Community Development; Community Mediation Division; Fire Services; and TTPS Community Police.