The new Board of Directors’ key priority is to return to the hospital’s original site.
Members of the Board of Directors of St Jude Hospital conducted the first official tour of the new St Jude Hospital construction site on Wednesday.
The visit forms part of a fact finding mission, driven by the Board’s desire to have the hospital returned to its original site.
The hospital was destroyed by fire in September 2009. Since then, service has been provided to the public out of the George Odlum Stadium. Seven years after the fire, the new Board has set a key priority to have the hospital moved out of the stadium and returned to its original site as soon as possible.
The Board believes that the hospital’s operations within a safe environment that meets international accreditation standards will allow for the delivery of the best possible service to clients.
The Board was accompanied by an advisory team of senior doctors. As part of its efforts, the Board is engaging the Government of Saint Lucia to gain a better understanding of government’s plans on the hospital’s reopening.
St Jude Hospital serves an estimated 70,000 persons from six of the island’s ten 10 districts. The Board, headed by Chairman Dr. Ulric Mondesir, was appointed in Nov. 2016 for a period of two years.