GRENADA, IS A GREAT COUNTRY..... BUT THE HEALTH CARE IS HORRENDOUS
"I need to vent" she said, "Grenada, is a great country .... BUT the health care there is horrendous. The hospitals leave you waiting for days, there are hardly any Doctors...there is no medication. If there is any, it's sent from family members abroad and shared with many patients."
These were the sentiments recently expressed on facebook by Tiffany Ford, the distraught family member of a patient at the Grenada General Hospital. The fact that this experience almost mirrors my own almost two years ago, expressed in an open letter to the former Minister of Health and the Medical Director (View here: http://bit.ly/134DQeh ) compelled me to pen this article.
The sad fact is, Tiffany is not isolated in her frustration; over the years I have heard numerous individuals voice the exact same complaint. What this points to is a cause for grave concern; our healthcare system is obviously in dire need of a complete overhaul. Fortunately, this is a problem that current Prime Minister, Dr. Mitchell is very aware of, having heard him voice his concerns at a recent community meeting here in Toronto.