Firefighters were summoned tonight to put out a fire at the Soufriere Hospital, the second such blaze within a month.
Eyewitnesses told St Lucia Times that the fire tonight occurred at around 7:00 p.m. and was confined to the maternity ward.
The blaze was eventually brought under control.
Emergency Services reported that one patient had to be evacuated.
An emergency official said that the full extent of the damage is still being assessed, as is the cause of the fire.
A well informed source told St Lucia Times that the Soufriere Hospital operations are being temporarily transferred to the Etangs Health Centre.
Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, was among officials at the scene of tonight’s fire.