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 humanitarian assistance, including surgical, dental and other services to the people of Saint Lucia.
CT Scans, ultrasounds, X Ray and other services will also be provided, according to a news release on the visit of the navy ship.
According to the release, five hundred walk in patients will be seen each day from 8.00 am in Castries at two locations that will be confirmed next month.
It stated that physicians need to send in referred patients’ lists with referral summary for surgery to Doctor Sharon Belmar George by September 6, 2019.
In addition, surgeons and surgical nurses who would like to work on the hospital ship with the specialists have been invited o submit the following by August 19, 2019:Professional Diploma; Resume/CV; Active Medical Licence, Residency Training Certificate if applicable; Fellowship Training Certificate; Professional Board Certificate and Picture Identification including face page of a passport or drivers licence – in colour.
The hospital ship has 10 admission beds and 30 ICU beds.