Anse de Mai reconstructed health center opens

The reconstructed facility

The Ministry of Health last week officially opened a $245,000 reconstructed health Centre in the village of Anse De Mai. This health facility serves the communities of Bense, An Soldat and Anse De Mai.

It houses a doctor’s office, casualty section/ screening room, waiting area, pharmacy and washroom facilities

The health centre will provide the suitable setting to help improve the quality of services for clients, staff and the people of communities.

Health Minister Julius Timothy, in his remarks said healthcare is one of his government’s key strategic priorities for the next five years “Government’s aim is to focus on output and activities contributing to a long life for all Dominicans. The key objective is to increase life expectancy of citizens and ensure all people have access to health care.” The Minister encouraged the people to make good use the facility as their first line of care and refrain from accessing the Portsmouth hospital unnecessarily.

The Ministry of health has embarked a plan to upgrade and improve health facilities around the island. So far the Ministry has upgraded more than eight health facilities.

The Ross University School of Medicine also made a substantial donation of office furniture and medical supplies.

During the ceremony two nurses who worked in the communities for over 28 years were recognised. Retired Nurse Practitioner Helena Wallace and Health Educator Adora Toussaint received long serve awards.

The health facility was constructed by Stewco Construction Company.

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14 Comments

  1. June 18, 2015

    Congratulations to my cuz Nurse Adora.

  2. Aye Dominique
    May 8, 2012

    Nice, I hope it is kept well, from what I recall this building is a fairly new building, I’m not too sure why it required such huge renovation in such a short space of time….this building must be right about 25 years old, this is not old for a public facility. Maybe it was just not done properly at first.

    I criticize central government constructively, but things like that really put an extra burden on public purse.

    On another note, congrats to both Helena and Audora, you both have worked hard….when you’re a nurse in a district you’re on call 24 hrs x 365 days!

  3. DISPORA
    May 8, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS TO NURSE ADORA TOUSSAINT, CURRENTLY HEALTH EDUCATOR. YOU DID A GREAT JOB DURING YOUR 28 YRS SERVICE AT THE ANSI DE MAI HEALTH CENTER. SUCCESS IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS.

  4. Zebe Kuwess
    May 8, 2012

    Congratulations to the retired nurses of the communities mentioned.Good job ministry of health and government of Dominica.However please allow me to make a suggestion.Why not name the faciliry in honour of one or both nurses as a memorial to continue to honour their hard work? All views are welcome.

  5. JR
    May 8, 2012

    Very good news for the village, but there is still no WATER in the village for over six years

    • Zebe Kuwess
      May 8, 2012

      Did you say no water? Did you hear that Mr public utilities minster? How about you Mr Health minister?
      Who represents this district in the parliament? Villagers get on his case and demand improvements in your water supply.”Water is life”.You have a RIGHT to have safe portable water in your villages.

  6. Ka
    May 8, 2012

    this is good for the people in this community..
    great job government..hope that the princess Margaret hospital will be totally transformed!!

  7. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012

    Good job. Congrats Nurse Wallace!!! You did great service. Congrats Nurse Toussaint. 2 awards well deserved.

  8. Anthony P. Ismael
    May 8, 2012

    Improvements for areas outside the capital. A move in the right direction.

  9. Anthony P. Ismael
    May 8, 2012

    Great move! More assistance and improvements for communities outside the capital.

  10. Woodford Hill girl
    May 8, 2012

    Good move D/A well needed :-D

  11. calibishie
    May 8, 2012

    You guys need to provide better photos than that. At least a few angles.

  12. A Friend
    May 8, 2012

    Good for the people in the affected communities..Congrats to the nurses who has served…Very good job Nurse Adora “Ado” Toussaint congratulation, keep working for the Glory of the Lord.

  13. A Voice
    May 8, 2012

    This is good man. Take care of the facility and put it to good use.

    Every little bit helps.

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