Maria Cecilia Suñe Ramos | Paden City//
US hospital ship to provide free medical services to St. Lucians

US hospital ship to provide free medical services to St. Lucians

CASTRIES, St. Lucia–Hundreds of St. Lucians are expected to benefit from the visit here next month of the United States Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort .

Maria Cecilia Suñe Ramos |

  The hospital vessel will be here from September 23 to October 2

  While here it will provide free humanitarian assistance, including surgical, dental and other services to the people of St. Lucia

  Computerised tomography (CT) scans, ultrasounds, X-Ray and other services will also be provided, according to a news release on the visit of the navy ship

  According to the release, 500 walk-in patients will be seen in Castries at two locations that will be confirmed next month, each day from 8:00am

  The release stated that physicians need to send in referred patients’ lists with referral summary for surgery to Doctor Sharon Belmar George by September 6

  She can be contacted at

[email protected] and

[email protected]

  In addition, surgeons and surgical nurses who would like to work on the hospital ship with the specialists have been invited to submit the following by today, August 19: professional diploma; resume/CV; active medical licence, Residency Training Certificate if applicable; Fellowship Training Certificate; Professional Board Certificate and picture identification including face page of a passport or driver’s licence – in colour

  The hospital ship has 10 admission beds and 30 intensive care unit (ICU) beds. ~ St. Lucia Times ~