IN PICTURES: Cabinet tours new national hospital

Prime Minister Skerrit and members of Cabinet on Monday paid a visit to the new National Hospital project site.

Below are some photos taken during the tour.

 

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61 Comments

  1. KaliNeg
    May 15, 2019

    Wasn’t this so-called state of the art hospital supposed to have been operational since in 2010 as part of the$300,000.000 six year four pillar projects :?: What is it about this games and politricks at the eve of an elections with an incomplete hospital that some on here want to give the one-man rogue regime prime mistake praise for :?:

  2. Gouvelma
    May 14, 2019

    What is new about the hospital? From what i see it is the same open room, no privacy system. Didnt our politicians look at what obtains in any other island before they decided to do “improvements” on PMH? Now was it coincidental that the entire cabinet was dressed alike or was it a planned campaign event? Is labor using national asset as campaign bait? Skerrit is bragging about a new hospital that is two years behind schedule. Where is his shame bag?

  3. Ibo France
    May 14, 2019

    A political party that has been nineteen (19) years in government and on the eve of an election is scurrying to put a few things in place with the aid of the Chinese. This unadulterated propaganda won’t spare this nakedly corrupt regime from certain defeat at the next polls.

  4. Bringback the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    May 14, 2019

    Does the hospital have a back up electrical generator in case of a power outage. It is a requirement in most developed countries.

  5. Lin clown
    May 14, 2019

    DA,I thought I was a clown.But,you are a super clown.You don’t even know what is happening in your country.MOU,New Grammar School,E O Leblanc Highway,National Stadium,New Hospital.4 pillar projects.You and the Blue lazy Bugs say nothing is happening .This MOU was signed about 15yrs ago That is why you blindly support Linton.

    • Thomas B
      May 15, 2019

      You are completely out of your mind and delirious with all the red propaganda. I wonder what you will do when your idol loses the election?? Get yourself a rope, you can afford that…

    • time has told
      May 15, 2019

      you forgot to mention the 27 million dollar state palace, the millions spent on night landing, the millions spent on the road in the gardens. Lin Clown, why do you think uwp supporters look to Linton like how you look to Skerrit? lets just say Linton disappeared tomorrow. Will you still think UWP supporters blindly follow Linton? Im now a worker, but listening to supporters from both sides speak, there is too much fanaticism in loborites like you. Like it doesnt matter what the goverment does or doesnt do, your mouth well butter so you happy and the party continues, to hell with everybody else. Just remember there was a time that labour was laughed at by 90% of the country. History does repeat itself. Workers people just want to see the country do well and develop and the standards of living go up. Cost of living go down. But thats not happening now is it? you free money and hand out have you blinded to the real pain and struggle people have to go through daily. you are the clown

      • time has told
        May 15, 2019

        Typo error: Line 4-5 should read, “I’M NOT A WORKER” instead of “I’m now…”

  6. ???????????????
    May 14, 2019

    HELLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Where are you all? It is there to see. Hellooooo! %, Can you see it? It coming through though! Try and say something positive even if you do no like PM. Come on guys .. This is progress! Hellllloooooooo!

    Zandoli I challenge you to come with something better! Not with your mouth!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque – You are in the big Apple! Ain’t it? Before always criticizing, Why don’t you donate something from the stuff you talk about or those for best practice.. All you do is talk. What have you contributed beside the talk shows to hurricane ravaged Dominica? Francisco I will very happy when you guys will speak positive or show your worth by putting your money where your mouth is. A lil respect my brother! Calm down! Don’t get nervous. New or Old it is progress. At least say that!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 14, 2019

      I think they call New York the Big Apple, I don’t know but I reside in the State of California; with more than one residence; sometimes I am in Los Angeles, sometimes I go to another residence.

       With that said, be informed as long as Roosevelt Skerrit and his labor party is in power in Dominica, I will not contribute any money not even a single Dominica one cent to anybody besides my immediate family; and if I ever find out they are supporting Roosevelt and labor, I will not give to them one dime!

      Dominicans wish to be dominated and rule over by Roosevelt; so, let them suffer under him.
      They like to depend on handouts, from the sale of passports, rather than demand Roosevelt find work for them: suffer!

      Hurricane Maria blew away my 85 year old sister house; I am now actually building a house for her; other than that I have nothing to give!

      They want Roosevelt while his children are born in America, Oh well!

      • Silver fox 🦊
        May 15, 2019

        @Francisco, You have just shot yourself in the foot. Could you please tell us where was Lennox Linton, twins born????

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          May 15, 2019

          I don’t know if Lennox was born a twin;have twin children.  I do not know everything about all of my biological family’s!

          In any event;  if Lennox have twins born out of Dominica, I doubt that was calculated, and I doubt they are born in America!
          If that be the case say so!
          Nevertheless; Roosevelt calculated where he and Melisa’s children are born.
          How can a man be Prime Minister of a country, and refuse to have his wife birth his children in the country where he governess!
          And if Lennox have children born in another country it might be prior to him aspiring to be head of our government.
          At least Lennox is not a French man, or any other kind of Caribbean man!
          Roosevelt went and bought French citizenship, and when he finished he lied and told you all that his mother got him French citizenship when he was a baby!
          I will have to ask Tony Astaphan, and  Rosie Douglas about eh!

          Hahahahahahahahahaha!

    • Thomas B
      May 15, 2019

      Another delirious one. My gosh, where do they get them from???

    • viewsexpressed
      May 15, 2019

      “I will very happy when you guys will speak positive or show your worth by putting your money where your mouth is. A lil respect my brother! Calm down! Don’t get nervous. New or Old it is progress. At least say that!”
      When positive and credibility show its face we will comment objectively and not subjectively on it. We all know that Skerit is a failed joker in politics. The bigger picture is what you need to focus on and not on the little feeble projects which is a matter of concern that has been neglected by your failed Skerrit for years. Now elections are closing in on failed inept Skerrit they are all over the damn place they have crippled and ignore to now wave a dirty Red Flag that “Something s happening” This is not the dark ages anymore and we know from upstairs that this Skerrit is a damn failure and immature in his thoughts about socio-economic development. Skerrit has reduce us to overty, through the abuse and corrupt Red Clinic redcuing our mothers and families to…

  7. ben
    May 14, 2019

    I am confused that all the government people and most news outlets keep calling the emergency wing the new national hospital.
    Does it mean after 18 years of waiting things have changed or is that we wait another 18 years for alford ward?

    an off question based on what is happening to Kenya and some other African countries?
    PM, How much money are we owing?
    how much to the Chinese?
    will I ever get to know what it is in the MOU?

  8. JP
    May 14, 2019

    What a nation of ungrateful people. How sad. If you continue to speech negativity that is exactly what you will see around you. The biggest problem in Dominica is its people and their thinking.

    • Viewsexpressed
      May 14, 2019

      I agree with your Skerrit clown in denial and that this highly corrupted failed incompetent man and labour corrupt government has reduced our people to beggars poverty and suffering. Skeerit hS killed our agriculture and cause Ross to run away guess because this little politically illiterate man is a failure in socio-economic development. Skerrit must go
      .he is that buger failure in Dominica. A real waste of time. Skerrit must go. He us a losey.

  9. Diaspora
    May 14, 2019

    For the diaspora…new national hospital site…where? DNO report asif you reporting for non Dominicans, tourists, diaspora, people that does touch and go…I forget where. So in your reporting just say where nah…toneh.

  10. The Calabash
    May 14, 2019

    Whatever our position on the PM, it is good to have improved facilities. It is good enough because, simply put, beggars can’t be choosers. Furthermore, the quality of care is more important than the surroundings.
    It is all of our hope that the new facility does not carry an unbearable debt load.

  11. carlty
    May 14, 2019

    Great!!! This is super. We just need to ensure that the service matches the infrastructure. I am not speaking of only technical and health service, I am speaking of customer service. Improving the interpersonal and communication skills of the staff. We have a lot of great

    • Viewsexpressed
      May 14, 2019

      That my friend you’re not gonna get under this illiterate clown hopeless failed Labour government under this incompetent leadership and failed Useless Skerrit. He must go..he has to go….a bloody useless Skerrit and his unprofessional blind followers.
      Skerrit go. He has failed us and has neglected the best possible way to manage our Dominica and its precious resources..its people. This clown must Go. Skerrit is a failure. He must go..get lost..go Way
      We welcome Hon Linton and his trusted professional UWP Team. Amen.
      Skerrit must go. ⁹
      We welcome Hon. Linton and hidabky supported Team.

  12. Bill
    May 14, 2019

    I am hoping that after the hospital is completely rebuilt and operational all basic medical care including hospital fees, laboratory fees, clinical fees, maternity fees, surgery fees, pharmacy/ medicinal fees, radio-logical fees, therapeutic fees, emergency/ accident fees and any other hospital fees associated with the medical and nursing services provided at the Princess Margaret Hospital or what ever name it is replaced with will be provided free of charge or waived for every citizen since a the wealth of the nation depends of the productivity of the people.

    Remember good health and well-being equals increased wealth and prosperity. Much the same way tuition fees have been waivered at the DSC so to should all hospital fees be wavered at the PMH or what ever name is given to the new hospital facility being built

    • Neville
      May 15, 2019

      No money for that left after Skerrit has filled his and his friends pockets and the rest went to some hotel projects where we never see a cent coming back.

  13. Queen
    May 14, 2019

    foolishness you talking

  14. Conscious
    May 14, 2019

    Why do we still have curtains. That is still leaving in the 60s. How do you quarantine someone with TB. Are you going to send a whole ward home because of one person illness. Where are you going to put signs? On the curtain. What happens with outbreaks of diseases?
    Is this a modern hospital? No privacy everyone is hearing about your your illness. Does Dominica have HIPPA. Patient Privacy Laws. If not we need to put it in place so that we will not get this type of Donation. That’s unacceptable when you can still pass through a ward and read about people illness.

    • OpenMind
      May 14, 2019

      You are exceptionally foolish. The curtains are for privacy when they need to change your dressing or clothing. Not for conversations. They have these in the UK too, unless the UK backwards too.

    • ????????????????????
      May 14, 2019

      Always negative. You only saw some pictures. Just guesswork! Not even sure of what you are saying!

  15. jamie
    May 14, 2019

    The dictator and his cabinet,media show,desperate man.

  16. Maybe later- not now
    May 14, 2019

    Skewo now is the time to declare what is in the MOU with China that you signed on behalf of Dominica- then you can show off.

  17. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 14, 2019

    The only thing the UWPITES see that is good in DOMINICA is the bad things THEY THEMSELVES have created and continue doing and creating.
    Imagine THEY are saying nothing is happening in the country when THEY are blocking roads, stoning police, setting the city on fire, missing in action after Maria, criticize everything the Government does; the list can go on and on.

    • Joseph John
      May 14, 2019

      Kid, this unhappy wrongdoing party (uwp) is not a real political party but a gang. All Dominicans want a good central hospital (State Of ART), And it IS being built. It will soon be opened for all of us. It is being built to last well past this present generation and for generation to come, but they cannot see any good with that.
      Can someone tell them that they should stop living in Zombie Land and talking with their eyes closed. They should stop making Margie with themselves. I am just waiting for the House to be dissolved to start kicking them out of the playing field.

    • Viewsexpressed
      May 14, 2019

      This Kid on the block…my people pkease ihnore him…he had blindly followed and supporting this failed incompetent failed Odd Minister. Skerrit must go..he has failed us. Go away..get lost. You Skertit and your blind supporters hace failed us. Too much bobol…lies…thievery and jncreased in poverty. Get out failed Skerrit .

    • Ibo France
      May 14, 2019

      The maladministration depends on the goodwill of foreign governments for roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, health centres, etcetera. KID, people like you have to perform verbal gymnastics to defend the abysmal failures, inadequacies and dreadfully awful performance of the Skerrit’s grotesquely corrupt regime. The disastrous economy and the disintegrating infrastructural condition of Dominica disqualifies the DLP from ever holding power again.

  18. Da
    May 14, 2019

    After you have created conditions that force so many Dominicans to flee and have soiled our good name all over the world , you think this flashing of a hospital that we do not even know what the MOU with the Chinese is all about, is going to fool us?
    Now that the pressure is on you guys , you think you all can pull wool over our faces and tell us its cloudy? We are resolute and have made up our minds to take out those bad TEETH from Dominica’s mouth.
    After 20 years where is your report card ?

    • OpenMind
      May 14, 2019

      And after UWP gains power, I should expect you to boycott the hospital until you know what the MOU says right?

      • RandyX
        May 15, 2019

        I don’t see no finished hospital! Furthermore you can’t boycott promises because that’s all it is right now. It’s still pie in the sky. Skerrit is showing all you a room with a few beds and you all rejoice: what a nice hospital we have in DA. The hospital is no where finished. Where are the doctors, where are the nurses, where is the medical equipment. One little bird doesn’t make a summer. Don’t allow Skerrit to fool you any longer!

  19. Massacre
    May 14, 2019

    So now that elections are around the corner , and Skerro is rushing projects that the Gov’t had to do many years ago. This is what Gov’t were elected to do, just like to build an agriculture industry, manufacturing industries, educational facilities and sports complexes for our youths. This show and tell of your short comings will not deter us from removing you and your cronies from office.
    There is more to it than that.

  20. Zammm
    May 14, 2019

    It’s just a baragement of games by the PM n his failed government.. Playing politics just to remain in power… You should look at the health centers n hospitals alll around the country.. The country remains the most behind n unsuccessful n under developed. You guys wannnna remain in power just as to get richer… But lord when will Dominicans rise uppp?
    You guys must do something before its to late. The prime Minister is just tired n is guilty of destroying Dominica n its people. I challenge the PM to make public the post Maria Development n show the world the messs of gabbage, tapoulin, bad roads, valley bridges n sooo forth.
    Skerritt must go
    Skerritt must go
    Skerritt must go in the name of Jesus….
    Skerrit must Go
    Let God arise n alll the enemies scatter…

    • ????????????????????
      May 14, 2019

      % % you change to Zammm. Get a life

  21. TeteCarlbass
    May 13, 2019

    Better late then never. It took the DLP Government, over twenty years, wow. Maybe the international airport will be ready by the time Skeritt’s son is Prime Minister. :lol:

    • ????????????????????
      May 14, 2019

      You sure have a Calabash head because it seems that this Government were in power since 1960. One thing is I do not appreciate your ingratitude. If you are blind and cannot see progress, I do not understand. Just do a little comparative study with just 10 years ago and be honest.

  22. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 13, 2019

    ” new National Hospital project site. ”

    If they are talking about project site that means construction is far from completion!
    Are the additions to the original old Princes Margaret  Hospital ever going to get finished?
    Why do they insist on calling it a new hospital, when all the Chines did is add to the existing!

    The beds on display are not the type used in a modern hospital anywhere in the world today.
    What happen to the following types?

    . Gatch Bed. The gatch bed has long-standing history of use in hospitals.

    . Electric Bed. The basic modern hospital bed is called an electric bed.Stretchers.

    . The types of beds you see in a hospital emergency room unit are typically stretchers.
    . Low Beds:

    Low beds are specifically designed for those patients who are liable to fall.

    • Gary
      May 14, 2019

      Pity your ignorance, wallow in it.

      • RandyX
        May 15, 2019

        Hurray, Skerrits chief apologist and spin doctor is back. Have you been spending the last few days queuing up at the red clinic, Mary? Was it worth your while?

  23. John Jay
    May 13, 2019

    With this hospital being built are there spare parts and materials stored in Dominica so that when this equipments get defective they will. E ewpaired immediately.

  24. Kermit
    May 13, 2019

    YES! FINALLY I SEEING THIS GOVERNMENT WORKING

    • Dominican Citizen
      May 14, 2019

      After 19 years????? You’re happy about that…well as the saying goes, better late than never…at least they’re started before they did their grand exit.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 14, 2019

      You perhaps have tunnel vision, seeing double or something!

      One of the first things people see when they are going blind is a white sheet followed by black dots, sometimes they think they are seeing  fly’s in their face: medically they are know as floaters!

      Now, that can be cause by cataracts, or a deteriorating retina!

      If that is your problem go and visit with an eye specialist it might be time to remove your cataracts, and have the lens of your eyes a replace with implants.

      I don’t know what is your problem;  nevertheless, I can tell you something is wrong with sight sight!

      You are perhaps more than  half blind or something is wrong with you mentally.

  25. 小帕
    May 13, 2019

    Good stuff. Looks good. Hope to see the completion of the other sections soon.

  26. Zandoli
    May 13, 2019

    You mean in this day and age they are still building wards with 20 beds to a room? I thought they got rid of that practice?
    This is 2019 for crying out loud.

    • RandyX
      May 14, 2019

      For once Skerrit manages to deliver something to the people and in true fashion he delivers mediocrity. We won’t see him or his wife or his family using this facilities or staying in a ward with 20 beds. It’s good enough for us but not good enough for him and his tribe.

    • Lenpro
      May 14, 2019

      Zandoli, the answer is yes. They do. Travelling helps open they eyes also. So went others respond negative, a little knowledge from the outside helps a long way. Even in the well developed countries they do. Zandoli even in most (Intensive Care Unit) rooms in some America’s hospitals you will find 6 to 7 beds in a room and the dividers are certains just like the ones you see today. (Intensive Care Unit). Regardless which political party you support, embrace this facelift in your countrie’s health sector. Its good for Dominica.

      • Good answer Lenpro
        May 14, 2019

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffkqkhFQMIE These two buildings are the admin, Emergency room, (casualty) operating room, and first medical technology building which will have x ray, scans, dialysis ect. There will also be a 2nd medical technology building with another operating room, ICU etc, Wards 4 stories high with smaller sections with small amount of beds in each section. The hospital has been talked about and explained. The info is out there for all to see and research. To reiterate ” Regardless which political party you support, embrace this facelift in your countrie’s health sector. Its good for Dominica.”

      • (Y)
        May 14, 2019

        :-D Looks like 4 beds in each ward, according to the floor plans. These finished buildings are not wards.

    • Domiican Citizen
      May 14, 2019

      Totally agree with you..I believe under some health condition, a patient will need private care. It’s also against HIPPA to have so may patients clumped together..like, how are you supposed to converse with a patient about their health/medical concerns and there are multiple ears on either side of the patient.

      I hope they do put some private rooms somewhere and leave these multiple bed per room for individuals with minor issues that may be released within the same day or two.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 14, 2019

      Zandolie, that is what you call backwardness!

      Maybe in China with heir population of more than a billion people warding people like animals is still the order of the day, but in a modern world that sort of thing is unlikely.
      In the United States we have “County” where people who cannot afford a regular doctor, and hospitalization because they do not have any insurance for treatment.
      Nevertheless, we never find more than two people to a single Ward, occasionally three!We are talking country hospital, meaning they are run by the State the same as the Princes Margret hospital run by Dominica government!

      Backwardness to its core Zandolie that’s what it’s all about!

      I am scrutinizing the out-dated beds they are using; one such clown as Gary who does not have a clue what I am saying is running off his stupid mouth.

      Anything Roosevelt does and accomplish takes the country backwards!

  27. Cloud 9
    May 13, 2019

    Mr have clemo on his mind 😂😂😂

  28. I don't eat Chinese food
    May 13, 2019

    I never knew we had Chinese in our Cabinot. In photo above we see more Chinese than Cabinot. Honestly speaking the presence of so many Chinese is frightening because it really looks like Skerrit built a hospital for Chinese and I would not be shocked to see that same hospital one day is being run and owned by Chinese.

    • Neville
      May 14, 2019

      Not yet, but watch this space. Worse is yet to come if Skerrit stays in power!

    • Dominica Citizen
      May 14, 2019

      I was actually thinking the same thing…Or maybe DNO could have headlined that article better as “Cabinet members and delegates tour new hospital,” or something.

    • Queen
      May 14, 2019

      @ i dont eat chinese food. Foolishness you talking

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