12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 1st SESSION

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5th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

Review of the Regional Health Authority System in Trinidad and Tobago

WHEREAS prior to the introduction of the Regional Health Authorities it was recognized that the centralized approach to the management of the public health sector had resulted in allocative inefficiencies, limited managerial capacity and limited authority at the local level;

AND WHEREAS in 1994, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago introduced a comprehensive health sector reform program to address the institutional constraints that have frustrated many of the previous efforts at improving the delivery of public health care;

AND WHEREAS these reforms resulted in administrative decentralization of the health sector through the establishment of autonomous Regional Health Authorities governed by statutory non-executive boards supported by executive management teams.

AND WHEREAS in spite of significant increases in annual expenditure in the health sector, there still remains numerous problems with the delivery of health care;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate call on the Government to take immediate steps to conduct a comprehensive review of the Regional Health Authority system in the delivery of health care in Trinidad and Tobago.

(By Senator Dr. Victor Wheeler)

First Debated: 18-Nov-2014
Speakers in the:
Senate
18-Nov-2014 Senate Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (459.7 kb)
Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler [Independent Senator]
Hon. Dr. Fuad Khan, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Minister of Health]
Sen. Camille Robinson-Regis [Opposition Senator]
27-Jan-2015 Senate Debate - Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (490.1 kb)
Sen. Camille Robinson-Regis [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
Sen. Rev. Joy Abdul-Mohan [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
24-Mar-2015 Senate Debate - Day 3 | Hansard PDF icon (559.7 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
Sen. H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
Sen Elton Prescott, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Avinash Singh [Opposition Senator]
28-Apr-2015 Senate Debate - Day 4 | Hansard PDF icon (505.1 kb)
Sen. Avinash Singh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. David Small [Independent Senator]
Hon. Dr. Delmon Baker, MP [Tobago West] [Minister of Tobago Development]
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
26-May-2015 Senate Debate - Day 5 | Hansard PDF icon (1,112.3 kb)
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Vasant Bharath [Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications]
Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Kwasi Mutema [Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure]
Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
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