Cardiovascular team on island for Health Screenings
The team is lead by Montserrat-born Dr. Icilma Fergus-Rowe, Director of the MSHCCD who will be providing voluntary specialist services until August 3.
This initiative is part of the Ministry of Health’s Visiting Specialists Programme which brings medical practitioners, many of whom were born on island, home for short periods to volunteer their time to improve the medical care to residents.
The week began with a church service at the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. On Monday and Tuesday Dr. Fergus-Rowe is available for patients’ visits at the Glendon Hospital from 8:45am to 4pm. Blood pressure screenings are scheduled for Lookout Community Centre on Monday morning, Old Salem Primary School on Monday Afternoon, Nadine’s Grocery in Sweeney’s on Tuesday morning and at the Old St. Peter’s School on Tuesday afternoon.
Additional patients’ visits are scheduled for Wednesday and Friday morning at the hospital from 8:30am until noon. On Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Fergus-Rowe and her team will be guests on the Talking Health radio programme at 3pm.
On Wednesday evening there will be an education session entitled “Cardio Metabolic Risk Factors: What We Need To Know” at the Montserrat Cultural Centre from 6pm. Attendees will be able to have their blood pressure checked between 5pm and 6pm prior to the event start.
Blood pressure screenings will be held at the Government Headquarters in Brades on Friday afternoon from 2pm.
The ministry has also scheduled opportunities for the team to visit tourist sites and also to receive a presentation on the proposed development of Little Bay and Carrs Bay before their trip ends.