Hospital provides casualty update

Press Release:-The Victoria Hospital as of 3:30 pm, Wednesday  March 22nd, seen 31 persons directly affected by the explosion at Farrand Quarry in Cul de Sac.

The majority of patients suffered minor injuries, however 4 patients are admitted on wards in a stable condition, while another 4 have been transferred to CHU La Mrynard Hospital in Martinique and are reported to be in a stable condition.

The Victoria Hospital remains in regular contact with colleagues in Martinique with respect to the condition of these patients.

The Ministry of Health and the Victoria hospital is grateful for the support of our colleagues in Martinique for their swift response in this crisis situation.
We also extend thanks to the Prime Minister, government officials, doctors, nurses, porters, domestic assistants, security officers, heads of departments, admin staff, operators, Tapion and St. Jude Hospitals, the Medical and Nursing Directors, the police, fire and emergency officers, members of the public, volunteers and the media for the tremendous support provide during this trying time.


  1. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Radiology and laboratory departments ,it seems are not part of Victoria hospital

    1. Anonymous
      March 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      “The Ministry of Health and the Victoria hospital is grateful for the support of our colleagues…” Obviously you have a comprehension problem. “THE VICTORIA HOSPITAL” REFERS TO THE ENTIRE STAFF! Some things go without saying dummy.

    2. Anonymous
      March 24, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Self praise is no praise. Bow is not the time to look for recognition but just do our part as United citizens

  2. Justina.
    March 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    True that’s an oversight.

  3. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I am indeed appalled at the number of pictures being circulated as a result of this horrific tragedy. Please stop circulating mutilated body parts and pictures of those who lost their lives. Have some kind of integrity for the deceased and their family. Nurses, doctors, law enforcement officials newsreporters use integrity. This madness is sickening.

    1. Anonymous
      March 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      A set of heartless,loveless and disrespectful society. They have no feeling for the people who are mourning. The only time they feel is when it on their doorsteps. Smh

    2. Anonymous
      March 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      I agree with you ! I would not want to see my family members mutilated pics all around.

  4. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    OK I jus want to know wat compensation are the families getting for such major losses….

    1. Bossla
      March 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Its amazing your love one jus lost their life n all u can think about is money

  5. Dee
    March 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Thumps up to everyone who did their part to help out in this tradgic incident and my prayers and my heart 💓 goes out to the families who are mornin love ones

  6. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    You too greedy take you time areveracious

  7. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Are golie grand gal.

  8. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Greedy pigs, that’s all they thinking of money.A set of hungry people. GO AN GET A JOB!!…. That’s what your family worth!!!! You can put a price on your family members? Where’s the LOVE IN THIS WORLD!!…. SICKENING

  9. 100 % born Lucian
    March 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Lucians always come together in times of crisis which is good but why can’t we have that same energy at all times believe me we would be better off. Let’s be our brothers keeper.

  10. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Im thinking outside of the box here this means if there is a major disaster in st lucia we are not equipt to deal with it there will be caos especially when it comes to casualties

  11. Lady B
    March 23, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Am indeed great full for all the support we got in this time of crisis
    Sympathy to those who lose their love ones
    I had a brother there but he is fine
    Praise God for he’s alive
    My heart goes out to the less fortunate
    God is in charge

    Be courage he will take care of you in your time of sorrow

  12. Crying out
    March 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I am very heartbroken by the tragedy, one of the men who died is my relative, and he also had a brother there, he died in that brothers arms. I just don’t understand how a container which contains explosive material could be just sitting in a garage. The family is trying very hard to cope with the situation.
    Thanks to all those who are praying and sympathizing with those affected

  13. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Very Sad ; may God take care of the family

  14. impressed
    March 24, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Hearts off VH… all indications from the outside looking in is that youl did a tremendous job.