Junior Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings on Tuesday said that the Chief Executive Officer of the New Amsterdam Hospital, Dr Samantha Kennedy, is still on the job.In a missive to the media, the Minister stated: “I would like to categorically state that to the best of my knowledge, the CEO of the New Amsterdam Hospital was never dismissed by the Ministry of Public Health”. Several media outlets have published that Dr Kennedy was fired on Thursday last after the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) was informed by the Chairman of the Regional Health Committee, Zamal Hussain, that the CEO was dismissed.With respect to reports about the NA Hospital CEO being granted leave two days after her appointment to the post; the Minister said that Kennedy along with Dr Carlos Martin travelled to Israel to read for a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Systems Management at the Galilee International Management Institute.On Monday, residents of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) staged another picketing exercise outside of the New Amsterdam Hospital following reports that the CEO remains on the job even after the RDC had announced that she would be removed.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Regional Health Committee, Zamal Hussain warned that the region will not sit idly by and allow the New Amsterdam Hospital to be mismanaged. The issues at the New Amsterdam Hospital were highlighted some weeks ago when frustrated residents in the region took to the streets to protest, among other things, poor services at the facility, drug shortages, the death of a resident and the nonfunctioning mortuary.
Castelfinn Community NotesWhist: 2/10/2014Ladies. 1st Kathleen Mc Cay, Strabane 173 2nd Mary Lafferty, Ballybofey 172 3rd Mary Connolly, Ballybofey 167. Gents. 1st Patsy Mc Daid, St Johnston 178 2nd Angus Stewart, Lifford 167 3rd TIE: Willie Meehan, Castlefinn and David O Donnell, Letterkenny 1581st Half:Brigid Edwards, Castlefinn 882nd Half: TIE Malachy Brown, Raphoe 86Snowball:Next week’s snowball is 185 or better for 80 euro.BIG WHIST DRIVE IN CASTLEFINN @ 8PM ON WEDNESDAY 26TH OF NOVEMBER IN ST MARYS HALL IN AID OF PARISH FUNDS. SCORE CARDS 10 EURO. SUPPER WILL BE SERVED.Everyone welcome to attend Parent and Toddler GroupParent and toddler group this Tuesday from 10.30 to noon. Please call the CPI on 0749143976Computer ClassesInternet skills and word processing courses available after Christmas. For more information or to book your place contact the CPI on 0749143976 Slim R UsSlim R Us fitness classes are on at the CPI on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Contact Tilly on 086 2490095 for more information on how to joinCastlefinn Walking:The walking group every wednesday at 10.30 in the morning. Everyone welcome to join for a relaxing stroll and a chat.DD LOCAL: CASTLEFINN CPI TO LAUNCH COMPUTER CLASSES AFTER CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Castlefinn Community NotesDD LOCAL: NoticesFeatures