Health Care

Update on St. Jude Hospital

Remarks by Hon. Alvina Reynolds, Minister for Health

Our government is extremely pleased that St. Jude Hospital is finally nearing completion. There have been many challenges in completing this hospital and I must admit that this process has taken much longer than we had originally anticipated.

Allow me to provide some background on this so that you may better understand.


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SLP Pledges Universal Healthcare for All

Hon. Alvina Reynolds, Minister for Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, spoke with passion and commitment today at an SLP Press Conference as she described the SLP’s intention to create a Universal Health Care system that will provide high quality and affordable health care for all Saint Lucians.

Minister Reynolds said

"Universal Health Care has been our goal for years, and we are nearing the date when every Saint Lucian, regardless of economic means, will be guaranteed access to a basket of health services.


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The Highest Level of Medical Care for All Saint Lucians

The opening of the new Owen King EU Hospital will be an impressive step towards making the highest level of medical care available to every Saint Lucian. Yves Vignau, a French health expert, called the hospital a “splendid realization” of this goal and “an opportunity for this island.”


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Our Vision: Quality, Affordable Health Care for All

In his New Year’s Address, Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony called upon Saint Lucia to engage in a great and consequential policy journey – he called for the creation of a universal, affordable, high quality healthcare system.

This is a tremendous undertaking. When complete, it will make sure that all Saint Lucians will be able to see a doctor when they need to. No more will people have to forego medical treatment because they can’t afford it.


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The SLP Commits to a Revolution in Education and the Implementation of Universal Health Care

This week, the Saint Lucia Labour Party presented two of its major policy statements on critical areas highlighted as priorities for a new Labour government. The Saint Lucia Labour Party is committed to revolutionizing the education sector, by introducing Universal Pre-School Education by 2015 as well as providing bursaries to every child entering Secondary School.

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