Nassau, The Bahamas – Newly appointed Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville’s first day of work included a meeting with union executives of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association, Bahamas Doctors Union, and the Nurses Union at the Ministry of Health and Wellness headquarters on Meeting Street on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Also present was the Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister.
Following the meeting with union executives, both Dr. Darville and the Prime Minister were taken on a tour of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and adjourning facilities, by officials of the PMH and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). The tour took in the Critical Care Block, the new Patient Registration, Waiting and Pharmacy areas, the ongoing renovations of the A&E space inclusive of the ambulance bay, orthopedic clinic and wound care, the Maternity Ward corridor to the Legacy Entrance stairwell to Old Operating Theatre. The entourage also briefly visited with patients in Male Surgical III, the newly renovated Male Surgical I, and viewed the COVID-unit, the exterior and clean spaces of the Special Pathogens Unit, the exterior morgue storage coolers, and other facilities. Photos show Hospital Administrator Mary Walker conducting the tour for Prime Minister Davis and Minister Darville. Prime Minister Davis also addresses the media. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)