Nearly 5 months into nurse strike, St. Vincent Hospital limits services
After nearly five months of a union nurse ’s strike, Saint Vincent Hospital says it will begin scaling back both inpatient and outpatient services, calling the current situation "unsustainable." Starting next week, Saint Vincent will temporarily close 80 beds, including two of eight medical surgical beds and a surgical unit that represen ts 29% of the hospital’s medical/surgical capacity. It will also close a progressive care unit (25% of the hospital’s critical care capacity) and 10 inpatient… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Striking nurses to meet, consider hospital proposal
Saint Vincent nurses are slated to meet with members of the bargaining unit Monday to review the proposal and the committee will be preparing a counterproposal to present to management on Tuesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: NBCBOSTON.COM Source Type: news

Striking nurses to meet, consider hospital proposal
Saint Vincent nurses are slated to meet with members of the bargaining unit Monday to review the proposal and the committee will be preparing a counterproposal to present to management on Tuesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: NBCBOSTON.COM Source Type: news

Nurses strike at Saint Vincent Hospital is now the state's longest in 39 years
As the clock struck midnight on Sunday morning, Saint Vincent Hospital ’s nursing strike reached its 105th day, making it the second-longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

During COVID-19 pandemic, increased screen time correlates with mental distress
(American Society for Microbiology) Increased screen time among young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic correlated with a rise in pandemic-related distress, according to research led by investigators at the Saint James School of Medicine on the Caribbean island nation, Saint Vincent. The increase in time spent viewing entertainment on a screen both prior to and during the pandemic was associated with a boost in anxiety scores. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Volcano Erupts in Southern Caribbean
La Soufrière, on the main island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, last erupted in 1979, but recent activity had alarmed disaster... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Vincent on red alert for 'imminent' volcanic eruption
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on Thursday declared a disaster alert prompted by a change in the eruptive... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Replacement staff during St. Vincent strike costs hospital double
Replacement nurses are costing Saint Vincent Hospital double what it pays salaried staff, with the system spending millions to keep the hospital operational as the strike stretches into its fourth week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. “It makes me feel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Only Small Percentage of COVID-19 Recovery Allocated to Green Initiatives
Photovoltaic panels on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Of the trillions of dollars set aside for COVID-19 recovery, a small percentage has been used in green recovery initiatives according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. Credit: Kenton X. Chance/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) Last year, only $368 billion of a $14.6tn budget geared towards COVID-19 recovery measures across the world’s largest 50 countries took into account green recovery initiatives, according to a report launched yesterday, Mar. 10. “Are we building back better?” by the Global Recovery Observatory, an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Source Type: news

Nurses at Saint Vincent begin open-ended strike
The 800 nurses of Saint Vincent Hospital began an open-ended strike on Monday after negotiations with Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of the hospital, have failed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Scott J. Croteau Source Type: news

Saint Vincent Hospital nurses call a strike for early March
Union nurses at the Worcester hospital have scheduled what would be an 800-nurse walk-out at a Massachusetts hospital for the first time since the pandemic began. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Saint Vincent Hospital nurses vote to allow strike
Nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital have voted overwhelmingly to authorize union leaders to call a strike, ratcheting up a labor dispute in the midst of the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Abortion Legislation Sparks Hope in Caribbean Region
Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Credit: Kate Chappell By Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 2021 (IPS) It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Joe Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which essentially...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Union nurses at Saint Vincent to hold strike authorization vote
Union nurses at St. Vincent Hospital will hold a vote on Wednesday that would authorize them to call a strike, the first such labor action to occur in a Massachusetts hospital during the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news