Saint Lucia’s Health Minister Mary Isaac has expressed the view that health care locally is getting better.
“It is improving day by day – slowly yes, because there’s a lot of financing that’s required,” she told reporters this week.
Isaac observed that throughout the Caribbean there’s a movement of skilled and experienced nurses.
She observed that the trend was not limited to Saint Lucia and asserted that local nurses are not migrating just because of the health care situation here.
According to the minister, the nurses are moving for many reasons, including more attractive salaries, better working conditions and opportunities to better themselves.
“It is not good for us because we are losing a lot of our trained people and our more experienced nurses,” Isaac stated.