The Regional Health Authorities:
The Regional Health Authorities was created by an Act of Parliament in 1994 as part of Government’s efforts through the Health Sector Reform Programme to decentralize the management and provision of health care in Trinidad and Tobago. As a result the Ministry of Health no longer has direct responsibility for the actual delivery of health care but is responsible for health policy planning, evaluation and regulation of health care. The Ministry of Health will allocate resources to the Regional Health Authorities consistent with the national health plan. Presently there are five Regional Health Authorities namely the North West Regional Health Authority, North Central Regional Health Authority, Eastern Regional Health Authority, South West Regional Health Authority and Tobago Regional Health Authority.
The North West Regional Health Authority is one of the premier health organizations in the country. Established in 1994, the NWRHAs’ geographical boundaries extend from Aranguez in the East to Las Cuevas in the North and Carenage in the West. We serve a population of approximately 500,000 citizens. The NWRHA is in the business of promoting wellness and providing a cost-effective, customer focused, quality health care service to the people in its catchment area.
Statement of Responsibility:
The North West Regional Health Authority is responsible for the management of the country’s foremost health institutions. Under its purview are three major hospitals: Port-of-Spain General Hospital, St. Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital and St. James Medical Complex and a network of sixteen health centres and one district health facility located in two counties: St. George West and St. George Central. We offer Primary, Secondary and Tertiary health care.
The NWRHA is responsible for some four thousand and eighty eight (4088) staff members.
The vision of the North West Regional Health Authority is to become a customer focused organization providing integrated quality healthcare services, training and research wherein all stakeholders are empowered to promote wellness.
The Mission of The North West Regional Health Authority is the provision of quality healthcare to all and the promotion of high standards of wellness.
- Commitment to be client centered
- High quality health service
- Development and well being of our employees
- Enaling work environment
- Mutual respect
- Recognition and Rewards