Press Release – GPHC saddened by Nurse King’s passing

Long-serving nurse retired in July

The Management, Staff and Nursing fraternity of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is incredibly saddened by the passing of nurse Mark King. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to his relatives, friends and loved ones at this time.

Nurse King served the GPHC assiduously for 31 years. He was well loved by his peers and patients, and greatly esteemed for his tireless dedication to helping others. He last served in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department before proceeding on retirement in July, 2020.

As we continue to be confronted with the gravity of COVID-19, we wish to remind persons to adhere to the public health guidelines for the protection of themselves and their loved ones; wear a mask, practice hand hygiene and physical distancing.


COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.