Renward Wells airlifted to Florida

Former Cabinet Minister Renward Wells has been airlifted to Florida after being taken ill last week.

Mr Wells had been admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday afte rnot feeling well. He has now been airlifted to Florida to undergo additional testing. A statement from his publicist said that the testing had been requested by his doctors in The Bahamas.

Mr Wells has been accompanied by his wife, Sarah.

The statement said: "Mr Wells is expected back in New Providence at the conclusion of these tests. He remains alert, in high spirits and grateful for the outpouring of prayers, support and well wishes from the Bahamian people."

A previous statement denied that Mr Wells had suffered a heart attack after claims made online, and former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he had visited the former Bamboo Town MP and said he was "doing well" last week.

Mr Wells served as minister of health and minister of transport and local government under the Minnis administration.


ThisIsOurs 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Hmm. Airlifted to take tests? For he and his family I hope this is true.

I found it instructive that a former minister of health was admitted to PMH for care. We have to do something about that hospital and the quality of care. 90% of the population will live or die based on pure luck of the draw. Will you get a health care profession who will administer additional fluids when your body is retaining water and essentially speed your passing? Will you get a health care professional who diagnoses a stress related result when you have an infection? Will you get a healthcare professional who forgets you when you came in with a time related medical emergency?

My wish is that every member of parliament in this administration and the next acts like their decisions today could put them or their children on the receiving end of abysmal health care putting their lives at risk. Do not play funny business games with this new hospital Do not decide to exclude services needed by the population to aid self serving business interests. Do not inflate costs for kickbacks. Do not hand contracts to friends who deliver poor quality work. Do not give designated healthcare spaces to staff who want nice offices


birdiestrachan 2 weeks, 4 days ago

I wish him all the best, but being air lifted is different from catching a flight of you own will


bahamianson 2 weeks, 4 days ago

He was exhausted, is alert, bit needs to be airlifted. Sounds like the PM when his daughter needed him near her during Covid. It is what it is. The plebians need not know what the elites are doing. Once you become a minister, you are treated like a God.


stillwaters 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Strange.......is it really and truly an impossibly for a politician to actually be truthful?


ThisIsOurs 2 weeks, 4 days ago

It's fine for them to want to keep their health information private. The strange part is they said originally that he was just exhausted and was essentially fne. To go from that to airlifted for tests...because today you can do video calls, share xrays, share lab results across borders.. the need to physically go and on a med flight. I wish him well.


SP 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Exactly what is it that Wells is so exhausted from doing?


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