How Did We Start Our Journey?
Dr Amanda King and Dr Charles Greenidge were amongst the first doctors at Tapion Hospital when it opened in 1996. They became a part of the Tapion team and practiced in their on-site offices. However, in 2002, they relocated to Barbados where Dr. Greenidge became a general consultant and vascular surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Dr. King partnered with Dr. Cindy Flower, the only rheumatologist in Barbados, and they created a multidisciplinary rheumatological centre called Rosewood Medical Centre. This centre provided general medical and surgical services in addition to rheumatology. The patients could go there for physiotherapy, nutritional counselling, psychiatric services, a pharmacy, and regular health care services. The Bay Medical founding team ran the first arthritis self-management program in Barbados at Rosewood, since they had been trained in St. Lucia by the authors of the same program from Stanford.
Dr King and Dr Greenidge decided to return to St. Lucia in 2004. There was no longer office space at Tapion Hospital, but fortunately, a building across the road was available for sale. This was fortuitous for the couple who were core group members of Tapion Hospital. They wanted to provide medical services to patients at the hospital as well as their own clients. They acquired the building and established the Bay Medical Centre. The centre is linked to Tapion in many ways – for example, the telephone numbers are extensions and both doctors have served on a Tapion’s Board of Directors. Dr Greenidge is still a Board member.
Location That Is Convenient For You
Bay Medical Centre is a private health care practice in Tapion, a picturesque suburb that is only a few minutes away from the city centre of Castries, Saint Lucia. The medical facility is settled very close to St. Lucia’s only private hospital – Tapion Hospital. This makes important facilities like emergency services, pharmacy services, a fully accredited medical laboratory, and radiology procedures easily accessible to our patients. There is a shuttle that runs with a gap of an hour between the Tapion Hospital and the Derek Walcott Square. All of our patients are allowed to park their vehicles in Tapion Hospital’s parking lot. Other establishments such as the main public hospital and Victoria Hospital are just a 3-minute drive away from our facility, while the George F. L. Charles Airport is less than fifteen minutes away.