St Lucia: National hospital gets opening date
The formal opening of the new national hospital for St Lucia, the New National Hospital Complex (NNH), has been pencilled in for June 2013, according to Alvina Reynolds, the Minister for Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations.
At a press conference held last September, Minister Reynolds reaffirmed the government’s commitment to finishing the construction phase by the end of 2012.
She added: “We are talking about not just a new national hospital, but of a hospital complex through the amalgamation of the New National Hospital, the National Mental Wellness Centre and the Turning Point Drug Rehabilitation Centre.
"Additionally, expansion of services above what is currently obtained at Victoria Hospital will characterise the NNH, with the inclusion of improved diagnostic services such as CT scans and MRI, as well as day surgeries.”
The NNH will replace Victoria Hospital as St Lucia’s main medical institution. The completed two-story building will consist of 33 departments that include: