Health

Temporary Relocation Of Services At Babonneau Wellness Centre

Press Release:- The public is advised that effective Wednesday, September 11, 2019, all medical services at the Babonneau Wellness Centre will be temporarily suspended to facilitate the treatment of mold. Services are scheduled to resume on Monday, September 16, 2019. During...

King Says St Jude Hospital Situation ‘Unpardonable’

Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Stephenson King has described the current situation with St Jude Hospital one decade after a devastating fire at the facility as 'unpardonable'. King, who was Prime Minister at the time of the fire  told St...

SLP Accuses Government Of Criminal Neglect Of Health Care

Press Release:- The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) observes that today 9th September 2019, marks the tenth anniversary of the St. Jude’s Hospital fire and Saint Lucians are still puzzled as to why this current UWP Administration - which campaigned...

PAHO Issues $3.5 Million Donor Appeal For Health Response In The Bahamas

Press Release:- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is requesting an initial US $3.5 million from donors to cover short-term health care and other needs for the population in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The devastating category 5 storm made...

Martinique Hospital Delegation Visits Saint Lucia

A delegation from the University Hospital of Martinique recently paid a visit to the Owen King EU hospital here. The Ministry of Health says the visit formed part of continuing  efforts to prepare for the smooth transition from the Victoria...

Health Officials Say Saint Lucia’s Breastfeeding Rate Low

As Saint Lucia celebrates Breast Feeding Month, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is seeking to help create an environment that supports breastfeeding. Ministry of Health officials said that while they continue to play their part in promoting breastfeeding, studies...

Saint Lucia To Vet Medical Staff On Visiting US Hospital Ship

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has given the assurance that all visiting medical staff participating in a free medical mission here will be vetted as per legal requirements by the respective Medical and Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied...

Drug Mix-up In Spain Gives Children ‘Werewolf’ Symptoms

A number of children in Spain have had abnormal hair growth similar to "werewolf syndrome" after receiving incorrect medication, officials say. Seventeen cases have been reported in Cantabria, Valencia and Granada. The children developed the symptoms after receiving medicine for a...

Disruption In Urgent Care At Dennery Hospital

The Department of Health and Wellness has announced that the Urgent Care unit at the Dennery Hospital will be closed during the period Monday, August 26 to Thursday, September 5, 2019. According to the department, the closure is to facilitate...

Health Minister Recounts Delays She Experienced In Getting Hospital Treatment

Saint Lucia's Health Minister Mary Isaac has been recounting her experience about six years ago in getting treatment at Victoria Hospital. Isaac spoke against the backdrop of concerns about long delays experienced in getting treatment at the health care facility...

Saint Lucia ‘Grateful’ For Free Medical Care From US Hospital Ship

Press Release:- The Ministry of Health and Wellness in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs is coordinating a humanitarian mission visit by the United States Naval Ship Comfort from September 23, 2019 to October 2, 2019. During its deployment, the...

US Hospital Ship To Provide Free Medical Services To Saint Lucians

Hundreds of Saint Lucians are expected to benefit from the visit here next month of the United States Naval Hospital Ship Comfort. The hospital vessel will be here from September 23 to October 2, 2019. While here it will provide free...

WHO urges Caribbean countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging Caribbean countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis, and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO,...

Mutating HIV Could Make Anti-Viral Drugs Ineffective

Sky News- HIV is mutating and becoming increasingly resistant to current drugs, the World Health Organisation has warned. In a new report, the WHO said all antiretroviral drugs, including newer ones, are at risk of becoming totally ineffective due to the...

‘Ear Tickle’ Therapy Could Help Slow Ageing

Sky News:- Getting a tickle behind the ear is not just good for a giggle, it could slow down one of the effects of ageing. Scientists have developed a short daily therapy that recreates the sensation via a small and pain-free...

Barbados To Recruit Nurses From Ghana

Barbados Nation:- A six-member team will leave Barbados next month to start the recruitment of nurses in Ghana. But before that happens, every effort is being made to ensure that all of the registered nurses and nursing aides here at home...

COMMENTARY: A Moral Test For Saint Lucia Is Justice In Health Care

By Harvey Cenac Our health care system in Saint Lucia is far from perfect, and therefore worth arguing that our health care services need a major overhaul, much like the current United Workers Party (UWP) administration. Moreover, our health care system...

CMO Says Risk Of Ebola Case In Saint Lucia ‘Extremely Low’

Saint Lucia's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Doctor Merlene Fredericks-James, has said that in the Caribbean and Saint Lucia the risk of getting a case of Ebola is extremely low. Last week World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusy...

PM Has High Hopes For Reconstructed St Jude Hospital

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has expressed the hope that when when completed in 2020, the reconstructed St Jude Hospital will erase the sad memories of the last 10 years that resulted in the medical institution having to operate from...

PM Updates Medical Fraternity On OKEUH

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet met the new executive of the Saint Lucia Medical & Dental Association along with officials from the Ministry of Health & Wellness, to update them on the Owen King EU Hospital (OKEUH). The meeting was held...

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