New Marigot Hospital to be commissioned in October

Health Minister Cassanni Laville reiterated at a press conference this week that the new Marigot Hospital will be commissioned in the first week of October.

“The Marigot Hospital will be formally commissioned in the first week of October with an official ceremony,” he said.

Laville continued, “The government is pleased with this significant milestone as it reflects our unwavering commitment to the well-being of our citizens.”

He said the government is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to quality healthcare and the reopening of the Marigot Hospital will significantly improve access to healthcare in that region.

“This achievement is a testament to our government’s responsiveness to the needs of our people and we are excited about the positive impact that will have on the wider community,” Laville stated.

Delivery of health care services at the new Marigot Hospital, Phase 1, commenced on Monday, September 11, 2023, from 8 a.m.

Under Phase 1, the services offered include specialist clinics and urgent care services. These health services will be delivered on a daily basis with specialist clinics scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Obstetrics/Gynaecology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics/Neonatology, and Neurosurgery.

The urgent care services will include services related to conditions such as injury, suspicion of broken bones, chest pains, respiratory illnesses, and or distress. These clinical services will be supported with laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy services. Dental services will also be offered at the facility.

During Phase 1, approximately fifteen (15) new jobs will be created to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services in the areas of medicine, radiology, administration, maintenance, and finance. In the coming months, the hospital management will introduce additional services such as dietary counselling and physiotherapy.

The commencement of services under Phase 1 will create business opportunities for farmers and other suppliers and distributors of goods and services required for the hospital’s operations.


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  1. Petes
    October 7, 2023

    October which year? You have been fooled again.

  2. Grandbayan
    September 22, 2023

    they cannot run the China friendship hospital is that marigot hospital they will be able to operate .. look a failed government .. currrupt evil fellers.. they should praise Lennox Linton.. is he that forced the gov hands..

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  3. portsmouth labourite
    September 21, 2023

    At least marigot pretty on the outside even though it empty on the inside. But alas is Portsmouth that is the disgrace… ugly on the outside and empty on the inside

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  4. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    September 21, 2023

    How come no hospital on Dominica has a helicopter? the main hospital in Roseau should have a hospital to ferry patients quickly from remote locations or the neighboring French islands if need be or to the airport.

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  5. Truth Be Told
    September 21, 2023

    The Marigot Health Centre is now a hospital? Because you say so?

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  6. BRidge
    September 21, 2023

    A hospital with hardly any staff. What nonsense is that? Could this be state of the art incompetence by this government and its corrupt leader.

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  7. Ibo France
    September 20, 2023

    For the benefit of the long suffering people of Marigot, I welcome the opening of the heath facility. My hope is that all the equipment and personnel will be adequate so there will be no glitches.

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    • September 21, 2023

      Do not forget to go to the Marigot Hospital Dental Dept. to check on your teething problems. In the meantime shake some listerine in your mouth so the pain can dissipate.

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