SLP calls on government to re-commence construction of St. Jude Hospital

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Construction site of the new St Jude Hospital.

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – After over two years of indecision and secret arrangements with foreign businesses, the government of the UWP has announced a panel discussion to discuss the serious healthcare crisis in Saint Lucia.

It is now sixty – four days since the Minister of Economic Affairs promised a statement from the Prime Minister.

The position of the Saint Lucia Labour Party on the health care crisis remains clear.

The government is urged to continue the reconstruction and complete St. Jude Hospital at the present Augier site.

Two years of abandonment of the project by the UWP government is unacceptable and continues to put the lives of the patients and medical staff at the George Odlum Stadium in harm’s way.The Saint Lucia Labour Party does not support the idea of privatization of the operations of the Owen King EU Hospital and the St. Jude Hospital.

The Soufriere Hospital has also been neglected by the UWP government and needs to be refurbished and occupied by the patients and healthcare professionals at the earliest.

We continue to call for Universal Health Care where all Saint Lucians regardless of social status can get access to affordable healthcare. As has been stated before, much preparatory work had been done on Universal Health Care by the former Saint Lucia Labour Party government with assistance from healthcare experts local and international.
The Prime Minister has demonstrated his contempt for Saint Lucians over and over. Anyone who disagrees with the Prime Minister has been insulted and ridiculed, professionals including doctors and nurses continue to be mocked and accused by the Prime Minister and his Ministers.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party calls on the Prime Minister and his ministers to stop insulting, ridiculing and disrespecting members of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association and calls for respectful and meaningful dialogue on the present and future of health care in Saint Lucia.

We hope that Wednesday’s discussion takes a productive and respectful direction, the Saint Lucia Labour Party calls again on the Prime Minister to focus on correcting the deepening health care disaster that his government continues to make worse by the day.

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5 comments

  1. I don't want to sound rude, but is that someone's house in front of the hospital? If it is indeed part of the hospital, why is it detached?

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  2. For a moment I wondered if it is a programmed bot which comes up with such press releases from time to time? However, I was dissuaded from such opinion since bot news although fake is authored with some intelligence. This is absolutely devoid of any intelligence.

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  3. POINTS TO PONDER
    1
    "After over two years of indecision and secret arrangements with foreign businesses,.......DO YOU ALL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE MEANING SECRET ....IF ITS SECRET HOW YOU GOT TO KNOW ...
    2
    UWP government continues to put the lives of the patients and medical staff at the George Odlum Stadium in harm’s way WHERE WERE THESE SAID PEOPLE FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS WERE THEY NOT FACING THE SAME CONDITIONS
    3
    We continue to call for Universal Health Care where all Saint Lucians regardless of social status can get access to affordable healthcare
    IS THAT A NEW FOUND THINKING YOU WERE THERE FOR FIVE YEARS NONE OF THIS WAS ON THE CARDS OR I HEARD NONE OF IT
    4
    SHOW SOME PROOF THESE ARE YET AGAIN BLANKET STATEMENTS
    5
    The Saint Lucia Labour Party calls on the Prime Minister and his ministers to stop insulting, ridiculing and disrespecting members of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association
    AGAIN I ASK THE SAME QUESTION ...PROOF.......

    YOU CAN FOOL THE PEOPLE SOMETIMES BUT YOU CANT FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME ...YOU HAD YOUR FIVE YEARS OF SUN YOU DIDNT PREPARE FOR THE RAIN .........NOW THE RAINS ARE HERE YOU LOOKING FOR SHELTER

    GO BACK WHERE YOU COME FROM ..WE ARE FINE HERE

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  4. I am wondering what the few smart labours left think of this release. 2 years of planning is described as being indecisive when nothing came out of $178 million spent and 5 years of construction.

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  5. "After over two years of indecision and secret arrangements with foreign businesses, the government of the UWP has announced a panel discussion to discuss the serious healthcare crisis in Saint Lucia." What a laugh because it the biggest joke for the year so far. After 5 years of spending $178 million on St Jude Hospital and leaving it in a mess, that the best way to start your release. Are you now making St Lucian look like Jackasses. The indecision and secret arrangement among your member for 5 long years is the main cause of St Jude being in the mess it is in today.

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