No service at the Scarborough General Hospital will be outsourced.
Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Orville London gave this assurance in response to claims by hospital’s kitchen workers and their union representatives that that their functions would be outsourced beginning today.
He was speaking at the weekly post Executive Council media briefing at the Calder Hall Administrative Complex.
The Chief Secretary urged the workers to “trust the process” instead of creating “additional challenges” for themselves.
Speaking on the many reports coming out of the hospital in recent weeks, the Chief Secretary said he has asked the Secretary of Health and Social Services for a “full report” on the issues raised in the public domain and other areas.
Recently the Public Services Association warned that it will resist any attempts to outsource the kitchen services at the Scarborough General Hospital.
Last week staff at the kitchen department of the hospital demonstrated outside a bakery owned by a director of the Tobago Regional Health Authority.
PSA President, Watson Duke, warned that the union is ready and willing to safe guard the jobs of the hospital staff and will closely monitor the development.
Public Service Association President, Watson Duke
Meanwhile, TRHA Board Member, Max James, speaking with the media dismissed claims that his business establishment benefited from a contract from the hospital.
Tobago Regional Health Authority Board Member, Max James.