This week we’re highlighting some achievements of the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development for the period 2017-2020.

Promoting Wellness

Poor health can affect a person’s life and non-communicable diseases, such as stroke and diabetes, have affected the quality of life of many Tobagonians.

The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development established the Stroke & Diabetes Centre/Foot & Ankle Centre in 2018 to promote health and wellness through stroke management and foot and ankle services.

“The Centre allows for a person who has had a stroke to access all the services in one location, instead of having to schedule different appointments at various locations. In addition to having a general practitioner, we offer speech, occupational and physical therapy. We also have an endocrinologist for persons with diabetes,” said Physical Therapist Axelle Prescott.

For foot and ankle treatment, persons can see a doctor once a month; however, nurses are available throughout the week for services such as wound care.

Services include testing for vital signs and patients can have dressings done on a daily basis, except Wednesdays,” said Registered Nurse Natoya Green.

The centre is located at Fort King George, Scarborough and clients can contact the facility at 639-2551; Ext. 3481. It is open daily, Mondays to Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., by appointment only, except on Wednesdays when walk-ins are accommodated.

TRHA Chairman, Ingrid Melville, brought greetings at the Commissioning Ceremony (2018)
The Stroke & Diabetes/Foot & Ankle Centre