Ground-breaking of state-of-the-art hospital coming soon – Timothy

Health Minister Julius Timothy. * Sean Douglas/file photo

Minister for Health Julius Timothy have assured residents that the ground breaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art hospital in the Roseau North constituency will be announced soon.

The minister made the announcement Friday at a ground-breaking ceremony for the Roseau to Portsmouth Road Rehabilitation Project at Pottersville.

“Our state-of-the-art hospital in this constituency is coming soon. I eagerly look forward to the ground breaking ceremony which I can tell you, is not too far away,” Timothy said.

Timothy, who represents the Roseau North constituency, was appointed as minister earlier this year following the Dominica Labour Party’s election victory at in the 2009 general elections.

John Fabien held that position during the party’s previous term in office.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 2, 2010

    so i guess that de int airport will be built in roseau too. So if dem serious about int airport dem would consider building de state of de art hospital somewhere very close to de vicinity of de airport!!! Now dat is long term plans and vision

  2. The Day Has Come
    March 2, 2010

    @ Dominican to the bone… sell ur flag we do not need you in d/ca, ur negative spirit is like a bone piercing our side… now @ de caribbean change.. well stated… now don’t miss my point…. it is good in Roseau, but economically with Ross in Portsmouth, it will be better… more students as a result of the students staying for their 5th semesters here on the island. But no argument here, it is still as good to place it in Roseau.

  3. domininican to the bone
    March 1, 2010

    we all no that timothy and the labour party are bunch of misleaders they promise dominicans highway before election well it look like highway gone too hell

  4. unknown
    March 1, 2010

    State of the art Hospital? I hope we can afford the hospital fees cuz we can`t afford to pay for medical health insurance. Take note people.

  5. Sout Man
    March 1, 2010

    Well, you are so brilliant man. We didn’t notice nor did we understand. Why are you so irate man? You sound like those you chastise. Do you think that project was developed, have the blue prints and secure the financing in two months by the minister? Who heads the Cabinet and who is the Minister for Finance? Who is financing the project and who negotiated the deal? Calm down man!! Your hatred is revealing!!

  6. de caribbean change
    March 1, 2010

    Good going Julie. Let’s get the last of the four pillar projects off the ground – the state-of-art Princess Margaret Hospital in Goodwill, Roseau – the capital city of Dominica and the Winward Islands by extension. We need good architectural design work, proper planning, and good engineering. Roseau is the capital of Dominica, and that’s where the major hospital needs to be. Why are we Dominicans so stupid and unthinking to be wanting to build the hospital in Grand Bay, or Portsmouth, or Salisbury, or La Plaine, or Castle Bruce? Yes, Portsmouth is our second town, and we do need to build a state-ot-the-art hospital in Portsmouth in due course so as to serve the North, but we need to give unprecedented first priority to the PMH in our capital city to further enhance our beautiful city. For example, in St. Lucia, the government there is about to demolish the Victoria Hospital in Castries and build a modern stae-of-the-art hospital in the capital which will include four state-of-the-art operating theatres – in Vieux Fort, which is the second town, they are also about to rebuild the St. Jude’s Hospital, which was recently burned down by a fire, into a modern state-of-the-art hospital. Back to the PMH – we need to start off by building the lobby or the hospital entrance first, which would include information and receptionist desks, a cafeteria or two, a boutique or two, waiting room, a lounge, two or three incoming patients rooms where incoming patients will be first examined, a dispensary – good afternoon to the man Paul Peter, our pharmacist, the baron of Portsmouth, hope you are dispensing tender loving care to our patients, elevators, escalators, steps – then, we go ward by ward rebuilding. I would like to see also four state-of-the-art operating theatres into the new facility with one named after Dr DON McIntyre, another named after the late W.S. Stevens, our former Minister of Health. After all is said and done, we would then need to beautifully landscape around the facility including the entrance to the building. A word of advice to you Mr Minister – please ensure that all schools on the island and all employer on the island has a first-aid kit in their respective building. Go Julie, Go. Forward ever, Backward never.

  7. steve
    March 1, 2010

    The politicians always calls their projects STATE OF THE ART and in truth and in fact its just a new building with no up to date equipments.

  8. Well
    March 1, 2010

    To all the commentators saying Mr PM. I read the article and I am somewhat puzzled because the Minister of Health is the one making the announcement not the PM. The PM have his own portfolio to deal with when will you ignorant uneducated commentators realize that this country and the constitution is not about the PM. When we voted we expected a group of persons to work to build both the infrastucture and the economy….not one man because fools Skerrit will never make it on his own. Stop making it seem as if he is the only one with a brain.

  9. Sout Man
    March 1, 2010

    To WOW @ 9:59 AM: To achieve full employment, we need many projects at once. Otherwise, the same people will be employed all the time through their connections while others will remain unemployed , maybe due to their affiliations. Let’s go for a massive economic development plan. The diaspora wants to come home !!

  10. commentator
    March 1, 2010

    Where Tim borrow that suit? the thing too big. It remind me of when we first went to school in Roseau. Blazer to fit you till you leave! Buy a mirror man.

  11. Rosy
    March 1, 2010

    why are they not puttin it in portsmouth? it will help compliment Ross university and the people of the north (all labourites). if Ross gets access to a ‘state of the art’ hospital thier enrollment could double which will greatly help boost our econmy… where is the so called vision in this government- people have been saying to build it in possy for the longest time!!!

  12. only
    March 1, 2010

    That should prove interesting.
    Why Portsmouth? Because the medical school is up there and they hope to have input from it as well as I guess financing? Who is financing the state of the art medical center?

    They should also look at upgrading PMH with some state of the art equipment and facilities while they are at it.
    Maybe renovate a building or build a new one for this purpose.
    You need to decentralize and have at least 2 facilities.
    What about the east coast?

  13. March 1, 2010

    Some of you creeps should refrain from commenting on DNO.

    1. Build the hospital by the coast – yes so every year we could spend about US 1 million because of hurricane sea blast.
    2. Build it in Portsmouth – No, i want it in Grandbay, no Boetica in stead, no, Penville.
    3. Finish ongoing projects first – So the funding we have for this project take it and use it elsewhere.

    Then what people? We never get any darn where. We have so many smart people, I really don’t know what’s wrong with the country.

    Foronce, just say, best of luck and we hope the projects are successful and can contribute to the country’s development. cha man.

  14. rassulfur
    March 1, 2010

    We will beleive when we see. AN dalso when it benefits the people of dominica in terms of employment and better health care. and don’t tell me gift. No one gives away 100 000 USD. The tax payers have to pay it back. so provide them with employment on ALL the projects.

  15. Stupes
    March 1, 2010

    Nothing you have to say prophet? you hearing Ground breaking ceremony coming up soon yet you make such a comment. You are sad.

  16. WOW
    March 1, 2010

    Don’t get me wrong, I am supporter of the present government, but I just hearing things coming soon and the things we have ongoing are still incomplete. Please let us finish one project first before we move on to another!

  17. Nitara
    March 1, 2010

    Wow…they keep coming, one after the other. Jeez, no time to breathe. That’s how we like it. Keep em coming pm. Let us know all the other grounbreakin ceremonies that’s gon take place.

  18. The Day Has Come
    March 1, 2010

    All good. BUT Portsmouth should have been the ultimate option for the state of the art hospital. Think about it. The Princess Margaret Hospital is to the south of the island ( Roseau is in the south), which is more suitable for those living in this direction. Putting the hospital in Portsmouth would relieve PMH stress of having to accommodate patients from the north. The state of the art hospital being placed in Portsmouth will relieve families from the north of extra expenses and even lost of love ones who where unable to make it till they arrive by ambulance at the Princess Margaret Hospital. At times, the ambulance is running late because it’s coming from all the way in Roseau and cannot even carry all the patients that have to be transported to the PMH because of insufficient space. Haven’t you THOUGHT of that? Put aside politics for a while… let’s end that battle between which city is better and should be chosen to represent Dominica. Roseau have too much and plus… it’s overcrowded. Look at the beauty of Portsmouth? Is there really a comparison? Is it because it is a “STATE OF THE ART” hospital why it should be situated in Roseau? Is it more political correct to place it in Roseau? Now back to my main point; placing the state of the art hospital in Portsmouth will be a wise decision and that location should be considered as priority. As it’s famously known among real estate persons….. location location location. I have made my point. PM I hope you consider this.

  19. child
    March 1, 2010

    ploitics ,politics politics .somebody must add politics to the menu .if we so love our country lets help build it cause guess what ?dominica belong to all of us not just the labourites or workers .if it is good we shall all enjoy it, and if it is bad we shall all suffer

  20. STAGES
    March 1, 2010

    I tend to agree with the previous writer, Why not think of building this state of the art structure along the coast now that we have ground breaking ceremony for the West Coast Rehabilitation Road Project. All these things should be considered. I mean the road design viz-a-vis the stae of the art hospital. It is high time we decentralize. Someone has to take the bull by the horn and proceed in that direction, others will follow.

  21. March 1, 2010

    this is what i am talking about, go pm go

  22. Prophet2
    February 28, 2010

    I will only believe you after the fact because you are a politician and we don’t trust your likes, we’ve heard too many promises before so only time will tell.

  23. February 28, 2010

    Mr Timothy, please cut the road behind the hospital as there are several houses there without any road access or water or light. The people of Goodwill are waiting on your goodwill.

  24. Messing with Sasquatch
    February 28, 2010

    hmm..allu already have the princess magaret hospital in goodwill. I wonder where they gonna put this one. if is untop the fond cole landfill. Roseau must blow up..everything is roseau , why couldn’t it be somewhere Jimmit or maybe along the coast.

  25. Dr. Finger
    February 28, 2010

    Wow thats good news and I await with baited breath. Don’t forget to include a helicopter landing pad in the plans for emergency evacuations (air ambulance), elevators, escalators and automatic sliding doors etc. Let us make it truly state of art so our medical tourism concept can flourish in the region.

  26. Jepter
    February 28, 2010

    Sounds good. How soon will Soon be though?

  27. Sout Man
    February 28, 2010

    Isn’t Princess Margaret Hospital. our main hospital, in Roseau North constituency? I smell something selfish. Salisbury would be a strategic central location. It also make sense to keep your friends close but your opponents closer. DLP needs to crack that seat and it can only happen by treating Salisbury, Marigot and Roseau Central good. Let’s go for the clean sweep Mr. PM. Keep all selfish and detrimental personal ambitions in check. Where is the Parliamentary Representative for Salisbury? We need to hear his voice or recall him. I can’t wait for the by-elections. New hospital !! Good move anyway Mr. PM. !! Way to go !!.

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