Did you know?

14 July 2020

Message from Jacco Vaders, Windward island manager Saba & St. Eustatius 

Did you know our mental health care offer on St. Eustatius & Saba (as on Bonaire) continued almost unaffected by the Corona crisis?

Always present on Saba during the crisis was Kim Richardson, our community mental health nurse/social worker, completely in control of all mental health care. Supported continuously on the background by our health care psychologist Sanne Gruijters who was providing her complete scope of therapy from St. Maarten online, even group sessions.

On St. Eustatius we also had our team present during the Corona crisis. Being on top of their game were our SPV/care coordinator Jetty Constansia, social worker Gerda Gibbs, and secretary and assistant caregiver Inda Jansen. They were supported continuously by our health care psychologist Caroline van Oost. She, like Sanne, also provided her complete scope of therapy from St. Maarten online. And, she even continued her group sessions too.

Our psychiatrist Marise Machielsen came over all the way from Bonaire in the middle of the crisis to Saba & St. Eustatius to provide us and the communities with her necessary medical expertise. With many thanks to the public entities of Saba & St. Eustatius, the local ZVK offices, Miss Hermans from VWS and the LCCC in the Netherlands.

With restrictions being lifted gradually by the different islands, MHC expects our external employees to be physically back on Saba & St. Eustatius soon!