Cuba Trip Secures New Staff for PHA

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The Public Hospitals Authority’s (PHA) Acting Managing Director, Mrs. Aubynette Rolle led a multi- sectoral team on a four (4) day trip to Cuba. The team travelled March 7th to 11th with the express purpose of interviewing and engaging Allied Health Professionals and Physicians to support the delivery of healthcare and related services at PHA institutions.

The PHA has engaged six (6) Pharmacists, four (4) Biomedical Engineers, two (2) Ophthalmologists, one (1) Nephrologist, and one (1) Radiologist. The new arrivals are expected in country before the end of April 2022 and will be deployed to the Princess Margaret and Rand Memorial Hospitals.

With the onboarding of these qualified professionals, the PHA anticipates a strengthening of cross training opportunities between the staff from the Republic of Cuba and The Bahamas. In speaking to the engagement of Cuban health professionals Acting MD Rolle observed, “This enhances our compliment of human resources available to serve the Bahamian people.”

The engagement of these Allied Health Professionals and Physicians follows the PHA’s onboarding of some fifty (50) Nurses from the Republic of Cuba earlier this year, to mitigate the impact of the 4th Wave of COVID-19 infections on health professionals.

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