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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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STRIKE! UWP Fails Saint Lucia’s Healthcare System

The UWP failed our doctors. The doctors were so fed up with the “deplorable working conditions” and the “shortage of staff” at the Victoria Hospital, that they walked out of the job earlier this week.

Ridiculously long shifts. Terrible working conditions. This is what the UWP has done to Saint Lucia’s healthcare system. It’s not just the doctors that are fed up, patients are fed up too. Care will be hurt by the long shifts and the bad working conditions.


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