RCI St. Lucia
posted on June 19, 2015 07:33
By Kingsley Emmanuel
A death trap. That’s how the staff of the St. Jude hospital have described the physical structure of the health institution due its deplorable condition.
And the Board of Directors of the hospital, who are well aware of the gravity of the situation, wants the staff and public in general to have some patience because relief is on the way.
The hospital, which was originally located at Augier, Vieux Fort, was relocated at the George Odlum Stadium at Beane Field, Vieux Fort, after it was destroyed by fire in 2009. Since its relocation there, its physical structure has deteriorated at a rapid rate.
Over the past few years, pieces of metal have been constantly falling from the top of the hospital, exposing its staff to much danger. On any given day, pieces of metal can be seen hanging loosely on the upper part of the building, swaying as the wind blows.
“We are just lucky that one of us has not been seriously injured or killed, as a result of pieces of metal falling on our heads,” a hospital employee told The VOICE.
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