Review of the Regional Health Authority System in Trinidad and Tobago

Senate - 5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

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)

18 Nov 2014
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Dr. Victor Wheeler [Independent Senator]
2. Dr. Fuad Khan [Barataria/San Juan] [Minister of Health]
27 Jan 2015
Senate Debate - Day 2Hansard
4 speakersShow Speakers
2.Senator Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
3.Senator Rev. Joy Abdul-Mohan [Independent Senator]
4.Mr. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
24 Mar 2015
Senate Debate - Day 3Hansard
4 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
2.Senator H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
3.Senator Elton Prescott SC [Independent Senator]
28 Apr 2015
Senate Debate - Day 4Hansard
4 speakersShow Speakers
2.Senator David Small [Independent Senator]
3.The Honourable Dr. Delmon Baker [Tobago West] [Minister of Tobago Development]
26 May 2015
Senate Debate - Day 5Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
2.Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
3.Senator Vasant Bharath [Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications]
4.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
5.Senator Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
6.Senator the Honourable Kwasi Mutema [Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure]
7.Senator Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]