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.