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PM: New National Hospital a significant milestone in health care delivery in Saint Lucia

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Prime Minister Anthony during the hospital tour. * GIS photo

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says the New National Hospital  has been a long time  in coming but  nevertheless much anticipated as a vital milestone  in the history of health care delivery in Saint  Lucia.

Saint’s  Lucia’s  New National Hospital represents the largest single investment that the European Union has ever made in the sub-region.

The  prime minister  recently toured the facility, which is at an advanced stage of  construction, along with  EU Ambassador  to Barbados  and the Eastern Caribbean, His Excellency Mr. Mikael Barford, and a high-ranking delegation.

“Finally we are beginning to see the new national hospital in all its  splendour. It has been a long journey,  it’s been a long gestation.   Your Excellency I think it has been over ten years from the very first time when the policies were fashioned to create this hospital to acquisition, to design and then to commencement, and of course, it has spanned two administrations. It has been for us  a very, very long journey.”

Prime Minister Anthony  noted the overwhelming  gratitude of the country to the European  Union for this invaluable demonstration of generosity.

The hospital complex on the Millennium Highway will incorporate  the amalgamation of the New National Hospital, the National Mental Wellness Centre and the Turning Point Drug Rehabilitation Centre, representing a total  revolution in  the  island’s standard of holistic health care delivery.

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3 comments

  1. lucian to the bone

    what about the St Jude hospital that is located in your constituency for which you refuse to put in more more funds for completion and it continues to languish at the stadium. You played political football promising that it would be completed and now its 4 yrs and nothing is happening. Shame on you to treat Vieux-Fortians like that who continue to vote for you

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  2. well its a nice gesture to name it after our colonial ties with europe.afterall they financed..80% of the hospital..and the 20% GOSL... wished they could name each wing which the design and construction now rep.. by one of st lucia's self sacrificing public servants like the Late Mr.Romanus Lansiquot..one thing that new hospital lacks is a guest/public cafeteria..u mean to tell me if visitors come to see their loved ones..they will have to carry their food with them or buy food from vendors outside the hospital..come on...ppl.. BIZ PPL ..HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO START A RESTAURANT NEAR THIS NEW HOSPITAL

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  3. It should be named Saint Lucy's Hospital after our Patron saint, not National, it has to have a name. It's not national anyway because it will mostly be serving the north and St Jude's, the south. National is a Commie term btw.

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