Soufriere hospital fire causes concern

PRESS RELEASE: News of an early morning fire at the Soufriere Hospital on Thursday November 9th 2017 is of grave concern to the Parliamentary Opposition.

Hon. Moses Jn. Baptiste the Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort North and Opposition Spokesman for Health notes that “the Leader of the Opposition Hon Philip J. Pierre has expressed empathy with the patients who access the services of the hospital and with the nurses, doctors and ancillary staff.”

The Labour Party is aware that further damage to the facility was averted by the quick and professional response of the hospital staff, Fire Service personnel with the assistance of local residents.

“The men and women of the Fire Service, hospital staff and the Soufriere people who sprang into action must be congratulated.”

Services have been transferred to the Etangs Health Centre until further notice and the Opposition hopes that,

“Mechanisms will be put in place by the Health ministry to return services to the Soufriere hospital as soon as possible so as to minimize the inconvenience to the patients, clients and staff of the facility.”


  1. Tom Chou
    November 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Get to know the facts before you all run your mouths for cheap political points. The duly elected representative for Soufriere, Hon. Herod Stanislaus has said the fire was contained to one room measuring 12×12, and which housed the patient records. It is expected that operations will be back to normal by tonight or tomorrow.

  2. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    November 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Concern my foot…St. Jude’s come to mind. Politicians of all stripes, are losers!

  3. Anonymous
    November 9, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Man go beat your tamboo that’s what u good and shot the hell up hypocrite

  4. Jay
    November 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Omg if the patient records are destroyed that’s a serious problem. Does St. Lucia have EMR (electronic medical records)? Btw …what could have caused a fire 🔥 in a room which houses records …was it electrical was someone using a candle or smoking in the room??…I am just saying!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  5. Anonymous
    November 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    November 9th, 2017. 911!!!!

    1. Anonymous
      November 9, 2017 at 5:07 pm


  6. Anonymous
    November 9, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Musa, why don’t you try and do something for the poor people of Vieux Fort North instead of running your mouth uselessly? Like trying to get the deplorable roads in Vigier fixed.

  7. Anonymous
    November 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    The slp start burning hospitals again

  8. Anonymous
    November 9, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    The SLP have the nerve to speak!!! Clarey this is sabotage for political points….. This will not sway St Lucian’s……. For by now they have seen and become much wiser.

Two killed in Castries car crashRead
+ +