A newly refurbished Wellness Centre has been opened at La Guerre at a cost of over half a million dollars.
The $744,000 facility will serve residents of La Guerre and its environs who have been challenged by distance and other factors in seeking medical attention at the Babonneau Health Centre.
Health Minister, Alvina Reynolds expressed her thanks to residents of the various communities that the Wellness Centre will serve for their patience while the facility was being worked on.
It is the last such facility to be funded under the Basic Needs Trust Fund, (BNTF), which will now be limited to the provision of access to water and sanitation.
The centre boasts, among other things, a Client waiting room, a Reception Records area, a Doctor’s office, a Treatment Clinic, a Pharmacy and dispensing booth, a Staff Longue and a laundry.
The Minister of Health told the opening ceremony that the new centre is part of the government’s initiative to improve health care in Saint Lucia.
“I am pleased to say that the Ministry of Health is achieving this goal of strengthening primary health care,” Reynolds said, asserting that since the beginning of 2011, the Entrepot, Etangs, Ti Rocher, Micoud and Castries Health Centres have been reopened, along with the Dennery Hospital, while the services at the Gros Islet Polyclinic have been extended.
Reynolds also noted that Soufriere Hospital has undergone renovation.