Morgue building handed over to St Jude Hospital

Press Release:-The newly constructed St Jude Hospital morgue has moved one step closer to becoming operational after the building was officially handed over to the Board of Directors of St Jude Hospital by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday August 9, 2017.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Senator Hon. Mary Isaac along with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Wellness, Mr. Felix St Hill joined the Board of Directors and Management team of St Jude Hospital for the handover and a walkthrough of the facility.

Following the walkthrough the group met at the George Odlum Stadium to discuss the way forward for the morgue. Mr. St Hill stated that the plan is to have the facility operational in short order.

“We would like to put it into operation almost immediately. So that is what we’re going to be doing with the morgue. Rather than wait till the completion of the entire hospital, we’re going to put the operations of the morgue into use almost immediately,” Mr. St Hill said.


The morgue along with the ambulance and security monitoring buildings were constructed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) with financing from the government of Mexico. The keys and operational manuals for the morgue were handed over to the Government of St Lucia by UNOPS in July after the building was retrofitted.

St Jude Hospital Chairman, Dr. Ulric Mondesir said it would have been a more joyous occasion had the entire hospital been handed over to the Board of Directors and people of Vieux Fort.

“I’m in relentless pursuit to see that this hospital, St Jude Hospital, be opened. And I hope if it is opened between December and January, it will be a gift for Christmas to the sick man. It will be a New Year’s gift for the sick man. We need this hospital open sooner than we think,” Dr. Mondesir said.


The morgue building is located at the original site of St Jude Hospital. The facility is fully equipped and also contains water and electricity.



  1. Patriotic
    August 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    How ironic that you’ll finish the morgue, a building for the dead, before you’ll finish the hospital which will take care of the sick and living (and hopefully keep patients from ending up in the morgue)! smh.

  2. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    hey a child was killed marchand
    a baby
    yall not following up on that

  3. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    can y’all follow up on the other news articles
    which yall post
    doesn’t journalism involve updating the public
    dont just post articles
    give updates to

  4. 5.20.100
    August 10, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    At least something is completed

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  6. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I guess this government is more interested in seeing about the dead than the llivinng

  7. Hmmm
    August 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Goes to show how our healthcare system sucks… Morgue completed first..hmm

  8. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    When was the fire again? judging by the pace st jude will be re-open in 2020

  9. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    One step closer. It takes time.

  10. Curious
    August 11, 2017 at 4:31 am

    How about public disclosure on the almost one million dollar (tax payers money) investigation into the management scandal and bobol at the hospital.

    How about holding the perpetrators responsible or another set of wasted funds.

    1. Anonymous
      August 11, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Don’t worry this administration is committed to full transparency

      1. Anonymous
        August 11, 2017 at 11:25 am

        Well hurry up already! People need answers!

  11. Jabal
    August 11, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Well… amusingly the only thought I have is… Maybe… DSH will cause so much death the morgue better be ready in the south… Just Saying… and….they have their own Anthropologist at SJ ude

  12. Sherianna
    August 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    My, my,my, they not preparing for to heal us; they more preparing for to kill us!