Following the reopening of the Rosalind Penn Health Centre in East End/Long Look, residents are being urged to utilise the health services available in their communities.
Health Minister Carvin Malone made that call while stating that the health centre’s reopening is part of the BVI Health Services Authority’s movement to expand their services throughout the territory.
“At this clinic, we will continue to deliver preventative, antenatal, post-natal and child wellness care, family planning, immunisations, chronic medical and acute ambulatory care. We will continue to strive to meet the health needs of the community,” Minister Malone said during the re-opening ceremony recently.
Following the 2017 hurricanes, the now-repaired building was badly damaged. This resulted in an abrupt halt to its services to the community.
The minister said he is now pleased these services have resumed on the eastern end of Tortola.
“This demonstrates our commitment to delivering care to the community by meeting their needs at their doorsteps, very much like Ms Rosalind Penn and many others in her time and before her,” the minister added.
East End health centres to operate consecutively
The health centre’s reopening means residents in the area now have access to two clinics — the Rosalind Penn Health Centre and Iris Penn Smith Health Centre.
However, both clinics will be operating on different days of the week. The Iris Penn Smith Health Centre will be opened on Mondays and Tuesdays while the Rosalind Penn Health Centre will be operating on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Both facilities will operate from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and will also be providing an on-call service for after-hours emergencies.
The health centres’ emergency line can be reached at 284-440-1631.
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