The following is a full text of a press statement issued by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). It was issued on November 19, 2014.
The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration is aware of various news items touching and concerning the tragic death of Mr. Wilson Jones of Brown Pasture, Nevis.
The Ministry wishes to assure the Nevisian public that our hospital and staff remain deeply committed to the care of our people and the provision of quality healthcare to all who call Nevis home.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Jones are being investigated to ensure that the necessary information is factually ascertained and shared with the family and with the public.
To this end, the Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration has today agreed with a recommendation from the Ministry of Health, to appoint an independent investigator in this matter.
The terms of reference will seek to have a full investigation undertaken of the circumstances surrounding Mr. Jones’ death and make recommendations where necessary to ensure that the process and procedures employed at the Alexandra hospital concur with international best standards.
The Ministry wishes to express its sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Jones.