GPHC employs Quality Improvement Manager

─ to improve overall quality of healthcare provided at the institution

─ to enforce standards, and oversee adherence to protocol

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has taken the step to ensure quality improvement becomes more of a reality with the employment of a new manager for the Quality Improvement Unit.

Now heading that unit is Leslyn Holder who has been employed at the hospital since December 2018. Holder replaces the previous manager, Yolanda Renville who migrated to complete tertiary education.

[In the photo, from left to right] Quality Improvement Manager of GPHC, Leslyn Holder, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Gordon-Campbell, Chairperson of the GPHC Board, Kessaundra Alves, Chief Executive Officer, GPHC Ret’d Brigadier, George Lewis, Director of Medical and Professional Services GPHC, Dr. Fawcett Jeffrey and Head of Orthopaedics, GPHC, Dr. David Samaroo

This was announced by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institution, Ret’d Brigadier, George Lewis. He made this disclosure during a recent media briefing where the hospital’s administration was addressing findings surrounding a recent breach of protocol at the facility which resulted in the death of three infants.

Core functions of this unit within the corporation surround infection control, occupation safety and health, quality improvement and data collection. The Quality Improvement team will be overseeing improvement to the quality of services, healthcare and management at the GPHC and all its external facilities.

The GPHC, Guyana’s tertiary health institution is a premier health facility providing specialized services ranging from surgeries, treatments all in the areas of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Accident and Emergency to name a few.

Delicia Haynes

Images: Marceano Naraine