In the late morning of Friday 14th July 2017, Health Minister, Mr Jean Paul Adam, met with the Member of the Seychelles National Assembly for English River, Hon. Wilbur Herminie, at the English River Health Centre to discuss ideas to enhance its operations.

“This visit is part of our continued efforts to ensure constant engagement between our health centres and the communities they serve,” Minister Adam said. “It was an opportunity for interaction with staff and patients, and also to review plans for improvements.”

Minister Adam and Mr Herminie met with staff to hear more about challenges they face, as well as their numerous accomplishments thus far. The visit was also an opportunity to review areas that require refurbishment.

These include the emergency room, currently too small for the number of patients received daily. And, the maternal and child health section, which operates at maximum capacity but suffers a shortage of staff. 

Minister Adam reassured that strategic measures would be taken to remedy those gaps.  “Where services do not meet expectations, we are also constantly looking for ways to address shortfalls. We appreciate the commitment of staff to continually improve and to deliver person-centred care.”