Officials believe the refurbished hospital will decrease the congestion at Victoria Hospital in Castries and St. Jude Hospital in Vieux Fort.
Built in 1954, the Dennery Hospital is a community-based health care facility serving about 10,000 people in communities from Barre De Lisle in the north to Praslin in the south.
The hospital was badly damaged by Hurricane Tomas, which struck the island on October 31, 2010, prompting the government to relocate services to Richfond Wellness Centre.
According to the Ministry of Health, the new structure creates a better layout and flow for services.
In addition to the already exiting services, new services include Men’s Health Services, Adolescent Health Services, a Wellness Clinic and a Wound Management Clinic.
The Ministry said an “independent Urgent Care Department, now fitted with modern equipment, allows for management of emergencies without disruption in provision of services with extended hours from 12 to 18 hours (7 a.m. to midnight)”.
“The facility is also fitted with a teen centre, which provides a creative space for the youth to express themselves through art, craft, dance, drama and receive accurate information on their health and possible solutions to the many problems they face.
“In addition, the facility is the first to truly embrace integrated services with a central point of registration for all clients accessing care. Despite the many challenges, the facility is now equipped to handle the many casualties within the region, thereby decreasing the congestion at Victoria Hospital and St. Jude Hospital,” the Ministry said.