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January 31st, 2024
$44,286 starting salary for nurses not attractive for recruitment & retention- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Recruiting doctors and nurses is a real challenge because there is a global shortage and it is very hard to compete on salaries with other countries such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Canada, UK, United States. They are making working in those countries very attractive for nurses and doctors. So recruitment and retention remains a challenge for us.”

January 25th, 2024
Reports of swine flu (H1N1) outbreak in VI are false- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has said reports circulating on social media about a swine flu outbreak in the territory are completely inaccurate.

December 28th, 2023
Premier joins in bringing cheer to staff & patients @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Christmas Day, Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) attended the BVI Health Services Authority’s (BVIHSA) annual Christmas service for healthcare workers and patients at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

December 20th, 2023
BVIHSA announces temporary closure of Road Town Clinic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) would like to inform the public of the immediate closure of the Road Town Clinic, effective Tuesday, December 19, until Thursday, December 21, 2023.

November 14th, 2023
8 persons permanently residing @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some eight persons who sought medical attention at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital and were discharged have made the hospital their home, since they reportedly have nowhere else to go.

November 6th, 2023
Nurse Romalia Smith Clinic on Anegada closed due to ‘safety’ concerns

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Residents of Anegada are being advised that due to infrastructure concerns at the Nurse Romalia Smith Clinic, the facility has been temporarily closed for assessment and necessary repairs to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and staff.

November 3rd, 2023
The plight of the VI homeless a growing problem & source of shame!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, there have been a number of residents who have been without shelter because of a lack of insurance and the inability to repair their homes.

September 1st, 2023
Increase in COVID-19 cases observed- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has noted a recent increase in the number of persons testing positive for COVID-19 at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

July 30th, 2023
Take regular baths, avoid protein-heavy meals during heatwave- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is urging the Virgin Islands (VI) community to stay cool, hydrated, and healthy as the VI and the Caribbean region continues to experience a blistering heatwave.

July 24th, 2023
Dr Dierdra D. Wheatley-Peters is new HR Manager of BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has announced the appointment of a new Human Resources Manager, Dierdra D. Wheatley-Peters, PhD.

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