The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Friday hosted a simple ceremony to bid farewell to six work-study students who completed their six-week stint with the organisation.Officials along with the work-study students at the closing ceremony on FridayThese students, who completed secondary and tertiary institutions, benefited from the experience of working with staff within multiple departments of the National Standards body.Completing the work-study were: Rawle Douglas, Ayeshia Carter, Avanelle Meusa, Letecia Hassan, Shennisa Daniels, and Ashley Mohanlall.Speaking at the ceremony were the various Heads of the Departments (HoDs) to which the trainees were attached. The HoDs commended the students for their demonstrated commitment to the GNBS, shown by their punctuality, attendance and their desire to participate and become knowledgeable about the activities conducted by the organisation.Lisa Ahmad, Head Human Resource and Administration commended the students for aligning and conducting themselves with the GNBS core values of accountability, synergy, professionalism, innovation, respect and efficiency. She encouraged the students to take these values with them throughout their professional and personal lives for continued success.Further, the trainees were encouraged by Shailendra Rai, Head of Product Compliance Department to take note of what is occurring in the local oil industry.He urged them to do their research and to be engaged in the relevant studies to align themselves for employment in this major industry or supporting industries.On behalf of their counterparts, Meusa and Douglas thanked the GNBS for the amazing experience they had with the organisation.They both alluded that during this first experience of work they benefitted significantly from the knowledge freely imparted by staff of the GNBS.
There may be some light at the end of the tunnel for Lifford Community Hospital.A North South Committee is to look at the possibility of extending the scope of the hospital to cover the Strabane catchment area.Health Minister James Reilly and his Northern counterpart Minister Edwin Poots have discussed the matter recently. And a decision has been taken to explore the future of the hospital.A memo issued by the the HSE’s Head of Acute Services, John Hayes, said a report on the cost of care is now being examined.That report is due to be published in September.Chairman of the OIreachtas Good Friday Agreement Implementation Committee, Deputy Joe McHugh, has welcomed the move. “Today’s HSE memorandum on Lifford Community Hospital notes that the consultation process regarding future service delivery at the hospital is to be deferred, to allow for a number of reasons including exploration of cross-border options for service delivery. This deferral of the commencement date for the consultation process regarding future service delivery at Lifford Community Hospital is welcome.“The potential benefits of cross-border cooperation in healthcare are obvious, and increasing collaboration in healthcare provision is a key policy objective of the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.“I met with Minister for Health James Reilly last Wednesday, shortly after he had participated with NI Minister for Health Edwin Poots in a North-South Ministerial Council meeting that discussed mechanisms for increased cooperation between Enniskillen, Sligo, Letterkenny and Altnagelvin Hospitals.“Last Wednesday Minister Reilly also updated me on discussions that had taken place at that day’s North-South Ministerial Council meeting about potentially utilizing Lifford Community Hospital as a service provider for the Strabane district.“Today’s HSE announcement follows on from those discussions. Minister Reilly and Minister Poots are serious about examining this link between Lifford and Strabane as a way of keeping the Community Hospital open in Lifford,” he said LIFFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL THROWN A POSSIBLE LIFELINE was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Joe McHughLIfford Community Hospital