St Jude Hospital responds to Raise Your Voice misleading statements

St Jude Hospital responds to Raise Your Voice misleading statements
A section of the hospital at the sports stadium.
A section of the hospital at the sports stadium.

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – St Jude Hospital notes the misleading statements made about the hospital by Raise Your Voice St Lucia Inc. in a Press Release issued on March 19, 2018.

Contrary to the organization’s false claims, St Jude Hospital currently has a full-time Consultant Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) on staff. A second Obstetrician/Gynecologist has been hired to replace one who resigned in December. That Physician is due to take up employment soon. An OB/GYN from the community has been providing coverage whenever the current OB/GYN requires time off.

At no time, was St Jude Hospital without an Obstetrician/Gynecologist.

The claim that “women already in the advanced stages of labour are referred to Victoria Hospital without proper arrangement for their safe transfer which has resulted in infant mortality and major health complications for both mother and child,” is unfounded. Patients in advanced stages of labour are not transferred because of the inherent risk of doing so.

St Jude Hospital follows Standard Operating Procedure in the transfer of patients to Victoria Hospital. All patients are transferred via ambulance provided either by Hospital or the St Lucia Fire Service. During the transfer, patients are always accompanied by either a nurse, a doctor, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or a combination of three, depending on the severity of the case.

Cases are always discussed with the Consultant at Victoria Hospital prior to the transfer of any patient.

St Jude Hospital observes standard operating procedures in the delivery of healthcare and continues to provide optimum care to the public despite operating in less than ideal conditions.


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    • Lucians I don't believe you all take time to read before attacking and trying to tarnish people reputation. Its either some of you read and cannot comprehend or it is a deliberate act to quickly attack the messenger. Those of you responding how many of you are from the South? Why didn't St Jude provide the name (s) of the Consultant Obstetrician/Gynecologist currently operating there?


      • Agree with you jude and health officials need to come clean with st lucians.. people really are notjing in rhis country


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