1. WOMEN IN ACTION (WIA)
P.O. Box GM 626
Castries, ST. LUCIA, W.I.
Fax: 758 456 0590
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edith Petra JeffreyNelson
Tel: (758) 485 3088
WIA CALLS ON HEALTH MINISTER TO EXPLAIN RECENT
DEATHS AT MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS
Tel: (758) 720 1604
CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Monday, February 10, 2014 – Women in Action
(WIA) calls on Ms. Alvina Reynolds, Minister of Health, Wellness, Human Services
and Gender Relations to update the public on serious gaps in the Public Health
Systems with regards to health and safety, medical procedures and technical
competence of surgeons and other medical personnel.
Tel: (758) 287 9785
Tel: (758) 484 6446
Tel: (758) 721 5584
Tel: (758) 719 6674
Eleanor Lily St. Jean
Tel: (758) 384 6222
Laura Jn. Pierre
Tel: (758) 284 6536
WIA understands a number of critical pieces of equipment have malfunctioned or
are not functioning, which has resulted in casualties and other major health
complications at the Gros Islet Polyclinic, Victoria and St. Jude Hospitals.
There are serious concerns regarding the technical competence of surgeons at St.
Jude Hospital. We understand a number of patients, specifically women, have
succumbed to or suffered severe health complications during or after surgery.
We wish to remind Minister Reynolds that she is the custodian of the institutions
which delivers health care services to the citizens of Saint Lucia. WIA requests that
a thorough investigation be carried out in the latest incidents and the results made
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