ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 - GIS: _ "Healthcare and You" the face to face straight talk edition with visits to some of the nations medical facilities continued today Tuesday February 25 along Grenada's eastern corridor as health officials engage patients and staff on the how best to maximize and improve service delivery. 

The visit began at Tivoli medical station where residents were invited to comment on the services offered at the facility and how best it can be improved.

During a brief “chit-chat” with staff and clients at that facility clients called for an additional doctor’s clinic to deal with the mass influx of people that often visit the doctor. Others called for additional nursing and counseling services and commended the staff for their excellent and reliable services.

The visits continued throughout the day with stops at Paraclete and Paradise medical stations, Princess Alice Hospital and Grand Bras Health Centre, in St. Andrew.

During another open discussion at Grand Bras there was a called for pharmacy services and the availability of some medicines. Staff had also raised other important issues which were addressed by the visiting team.

However Health and Social Security Minister Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen who is leading the delegation continues to express satisfaction with the level of services from her staff.

“I must say that I am pleased with the positive responses from clients regarding the improvement in the services offered to citizens and we will continue to engage you to hear from you and build upon what we have as we deliver quality services”, she told residents and staff.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Mitchell, Director of Primary Health Care Dr. Francis Martin and acting Permanent Secretary Clement Gabriel were also elated with the thumbs up given by the clients as it relates to overall services.

The team has also pledged to continue finding new ways to deal with matters such as medicines shortages, space, health promotion, and additional and new clinics, including oral care where possible.

Meanwhile Parliamentary Representative for St. Andrew North West Hon. Delma Thomas has also promised to do her part to improve access and comfort where possible at health facilities in her constituency.

Thomas the Social Development Minister was among senior Government officials visiting Government controlled Health facilities in St. Andrew on Tuesday.