Monday 18 December, 2017

Emergency service offered at Etangs after fire at Soufriere Hospital

Emergency Services will now be offered from Etangs Wellness Centre following a fire at Soufriere Hospital on Saturday.

Loop News understands that extensive structural damage and the loss of equipment and supplies were reported as a second fire ravaged sections of the Soufriere Hospital.

Saturday’s fire comes less than a month after another fire at the hospital occurred on November 14 2017.

According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Merlene Fredericks the mental health section, the maternity section and some newly donated European Development Funded equipment were lost in the fire.

Emergency Services will now be offered from Etangs Wellness Centre; the facility will be operating from a 24hr basis.

All primary healthcare services will be located to St. Isidore’s Hall, which is in the middle of Soufriere Town.