Dennery Hospital back in business

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Dennery Hospital back in business


Renovation on the hurricane-damaged Dennery Hospital has been completed and will reopen to the public this afternoon at 1:30 following a brief ceremony on the hospital grounds.

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.

 

 

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  1. Sorry but some of the comments people post on SNO is sickening why? Because some of us always like to say things as though we the answer to everything but know for call. Do you know how much it cost to have a health centre opening 24hours? In more develop countries like the uk health centre's open from 7am-6pm mon-fri, When that centre is close you can't go to the hospital because its for A&E, If you dont have an emergency you'll die in casualty, Futher more in st lucia you can walk on any given day at a health centre & be seen by a Doctor once available but in the uk,canada,us etc you need to make an appointment which can sometimes take weeks so we need to be carefull before we ask for what we can't afford. Just think of it in more develop countries no access to doctor's on weekends unless it is an ACCIDENT OR AN EMERGENCY.

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  2. where is the dental department. Why the hospital had to take forever to reopen when renovation work was completed months ago I however welcome the center for the teens to express themselves in arts and get medical advice. With that said the nurses at this hospital are the best, loving caring and love their work .This is why the continue to work professional while working at the Richfond health Centre.

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  3. GOOD you so good that you do not even have the good sense to complain when there is a dam good reason to complain.
    So tell me why are you complaining about black people. Stop putting your own people down. I know you are black. Shame on you.
    Whats wrong with people asking for better health care. If that upsets you then sorry. It may be that you don't know better.

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  4. If you have to look and to repeat what BLACK peopel is saying,boy they((BLACK))people don't know what they want,they have a porblam with everything awating for a post .say all thing without complaining that you may became blameless and harmless,many are watching and wating for a worng move just to say the bad thing.pray people pray,thank to all who pray.

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  5. This is not a Hospital this is a Health Center. Hospital is a place that stays open 24/7/365 with Nurses, Doctors, Lab Tec, Xray Tec on duty at all times. Alice you still dreaming in wonderland.

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  6. Finally the nurses will stop complaining about people coming to the health centre after 6 pm.

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  7. Dennerians wake up. We need a 24hour service. 7am to mid night is unacceptable. It use to be a 24hour service before hurricane Tomas. We must demand what we truly deserve.

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  8. Operating hours; 7am to mid night. Makes no senses. Why cant it be open 24hrs a day.When will the mediocrity stop in this country. SMFH.

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  9. To express craft and dance at the hospital. ......seriously?A hospital has no place for this,a more suitable place would be a multi purpose Centre. A hospital is a place where healing takes place,we need a peaceful environment them not a bunch of teens disrupting the peace.

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  10. These people aren't tired of disrespecting my intelligence. I need to know how has it been mordenized. Are there emergency lab services and an X-ray department and an urgent ultrasound service with a mini operating theatre. These are the things that will address the multiple accidents with delayed care deaths and decrease the congestion at St. Jude's and VH. Tell that Ministry of Health to get with it. Am pissed.

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