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Feb 2, 2017

Regular Training to Improve Services at K.H.M.H.

Adrian Coye

On Wednesday we spoke with Dr. Adrian Coye, the C.E.O. of K.H.M.H.  You heard him talk about the works being done to the operating theatre over the next couple months. Doctor Coye said that while the K.H.M.H. is making these big infrastructural investments, they are also focused on tapping into their international partnerships and training for personnel so as to offer continued quality service to the public. In our interview on Wednesday, the Doctor Coye shared some of the ongoing and future investments in their human resources.

 

Dr. Adrian Coye, C.E.O., K.H.M.H.

“We continue to host activities with partners that are international. These partnerships have been quite long standing. World Pediatric Project has been with us for thy Kingdom come and they would run nine, ten missions and most of them through Karl Heusner. Right now, because of these issues we have, even that amount of good will has been impacted in terms of the duration of stay that they need in our operating theaters it may affect ability for emergencies to come in. So, we recognize there are challenges related to that type of activity. Right now we have Gift of Life in the hospital. They are with Rotary. Again, they are doing pediatric cardiology consultations. In this group they identify cases that need surgery, need other care and they follow up cases that they send for surgeries, etc… We have the University of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin and a team here again with Dr Mark Bruce and company. This is for A&E strengthening activity. And again, we have hosted them from last week to this week. There is all kinds of training happening in our cohort of accidents and emergency physicians and nurses that that we have and along with BERT. This activity has reached the point where our doctors now become trainers. So, right now we have our cohort of nurses and doctors at Western Regional Hospital training and transferring that knowledge that they have received from this for the last three years – that is happening right now in Belmopan – today – where they are doing this with the Western Regional physicians. So, we are very proud of these types of collaborations because we have seen a massive improvement in the ability for us to respond at the front line. And that is where, as you know, for most public hospitals accidents and emergencies will be the source of most of your complaints and that has diminished significantly over the years. Because we believe with this training, team work, and basically we are on par with emergency units elsewhere that the level of care has elevated significantly. So, we are focused on training. We are sending for example a cohort of young doctors and hopefully some nurses this year. We are allowing them to go and do specializations, so that they will be the next wave of specialists to take care of us.”

 

Doctor Coye said that they are making number of changes and adjustments outside of personnel training; those areas include the complaints process and a “Bill of rights” campaign. They hope to have a greater social outreach in an effort to reach and respond to the needs of the public.

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