He’s become a household name over the past two years and is affectionately known by many as Daddy Bloomfield. Now the DG is on his way out.
Today the Director-General of Health, Dr. Ashely Bloomfeild, announced his resignation.
Dr. Bloomfield said it’s “been a huge privilege to be appointed to the Director-General of Health role and I’ve committed myself wholeheartedly to the role for nearly four years”.
In a statement released by the Public Service Commission, Dr. Bloomfield signalled that he intended to step down before the scheduled end of his term (June 11, 2023)
Bloomfield said, “The DG role is complex and challenging at any time and, with a one in 100 years pandemic, the last two years have been particularly challenging and intense.
“I’ve done everything I set out to do when I came into the role. I would not have been able to do this without the support of many highly committed and talented people in the Ministry and across the wider health system.
“The wider public service has done an outstanding job in helping lead the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s been a pleasure working with other public service leaders to help deliver the response.”