Health

Saint Lucia, Dominica Assist Martinique In Its COVID-19 Battle

Saint Lucia and Dominica have come to the assistance of Martinique in its battle against COVID-19, by supplying much needed medication to the French-speaking Island. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said he has since received a thank you letter from the...

Jamaica: COVID-19 tally jumps to 143 with 18 new cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton has confirmed an additional 18 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica. This now puts the country's tally at 143. The ages of the newly infected individuals range from...

Opening Of Out Patient Clinics At Owen King EU Hospital And Mental Wellness Centre

Press Release:- As part of the continued strategy to control the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness informs the public of the following: Visiting hours at the Owen King EU Hospital on a daily basis are limited...

Nurse shows how fast germs spread even if you’re wearing gloves

CNN: To stop the spread of coronavirus, many states are under stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions limit where you can go. But that doesn't mean many well-meaning people may not wind up exposing themselves to germs unwittingly. On a recent trip...

How to sanitize your groceries

CNN: Cheryl from Jacksonville, Florida, asked CNN's coronavirus town hall if Covid-19 can be contracted by ingesting it from produce at a supermarket. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said that since the virus is respiratory, you can't get...

Operating Hours For Key Services At St. Jude Hospital

Press Release:- Pharmacy  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Monday - Friday Emergency Room 24 Hour Operations 7 days a week Out Patient Clinic (Walk- in- Clinic) 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Monday – Saturday All specialty clinics have been suspended until further notice. Patients can call the following numbers...

Health Care Facilities Available During Saint Lucia Lockdown

Press Release:-  The Department of Health and Wellness informs the public that during the 24 hour shutdown from Wednesday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 7, 2020, various wellness centres and respiratory clinics will be open to the public for...

Saint Lucia records 4 new cases of COVID-19; confirmed cases now at 13

(Press Release) As of March 30, 2020, the World Health Organization reported a total of 693,282 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 33,106 deaths. There are now 81,137 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. The affected region...

US Opposed To Cuban Medical Help To COVID-Hit Countries – Report

As Saint Lucia graciously welcomed some 100 Cuban doctors and nurses to help in the fight here against COVID-19, reports indicate that the United States is not pleased with such Cuban initiatives. “Thank God for the Cubans,” this country’s Health...

Suspension Of Services At Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinic

Press Release:-  As of Wednesday March 25, 2020 and until further notice, the services of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic located at Old Nurses’ Home, Victoria Hospital shall be suspended. This suspension is to facilitate the use of the...

Suspension Of Out Patient Clinic At OKEU Hospital

Press Release:-  The public is hereby informed that all outpatient clinics at the Owen King European Union OKEU Hospital during the week of Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, 2020 have been rescheduled to a later date. Every effort...

World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus a Pandemic

The Washington Post: The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Coronavirus a pandemic. The declaration signals that health experts believe countries should focus efforts less on containing virus and more on preparations such as getting hospitals ready to handle...

Facial plastic surgery consultations at Victoria Hospital

The Department of Health and Wellness wishes to inform the public that a team of facial plastic surgeons from Canada will visit the Victoria Hospital from Monday, March 9 to Thursday, March 12, 2020. The team will be providing the services...

Victoria Hospital Resumes Elective, Day Surgeries

Victoria Hospital has resumed elective and day surgeries after announcing a temporary halt earlier this month. In announcing the halt, the Department of Health and Wellness said it was the result of the increase of Intensive Care Unit ICU patients...

Triplets Born At Victoria Hospital

Victoria Hospital has celebrated the first birth of triplets at its facility in more than ten years. According to a release from the Ministry of Health, there was triple the joy for a mom when a baby girl and two...

PM Amazed At Quick, Professional Work On St Jude Hospital

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has expressed satisfaction with the work being done on St Jude Hospital. "Since the commencement of work on the construction of the St Jude Hospital 3 months ago, I continue to be amazed at how quickly...

Russian Man In Saint Lucia Quarantine Tests Negative For Coronavirus

A Russian man in quarantine in Saint Lucia has tested negative for coronavirus, it has been announced. The announcement was made by Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Sharon Belmar-George. She spoke during the DBS Television programme - Newsmaker Live. Belmar-George disclosed that the...

Update on non-national quarantined in Saint Lucia

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED. CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATE. Press Release: On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George issued a statement confirming the medical quarantine of a non-national at a public health facility. The...

Victoria Hospital Suspends Elective And Day Surgeries

Victoria Hospital has suspended elective and day surgeries until further notice. A release Wednesday from the Department of Health and Wellness said the move is the result of the increase of Intensive Care Unit ICU patients at the health care...

Victoria Hospital Postponing Non Emergency Surgeries

Victoria Hospital is postponing non emergency or elective surgeries because of resource limitations. One hernia patient had surgery postponed three times so far. On average, the hospital performs 8 major and 8 minor surgeries daily. Medical Director Doctor Alisha Eugene-Ford told St...

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