Tuesday, 16th July 2024

Nevis: Premier Mark Brantley hails progress of Alexandra Hospital

St Kitts and Nevis: Premier Mark Brantley recently visited the under-construction Alexandra Hospital and updated about the new kitchen being built with the purpose to serve the entire compound and the latest hospital facility. 

Saturday, 3rd December 2022

Nevis: Premier Mark Brantley hails the progress of Alexandra Hospital
St Kitts and Nevis: Premier Mark Brantley recently visited the under-construction Alexandra Hospital and updated about the new kitchen being built with the purpose to serve the entire compound and the latest hospital facility.   Brantley also highlighted the acquisition of two brand new ambulances, back when the Covid-19 pandemic had reached its peak in the country, which actually was the first time that Nevis had acquired two ambulances at the same time. Additionally, the CCM government had constructed a garage to securely station the ambulances. Brantley went on to track the progress of the newly commissioned Philips 128 slice CT-Scan. He noted that the machine is already making a difference as it is being used for the service of the citizens  As Brantley noted, the technicians have provided adequate training to the local staff of the radiology department of the Alexandra Hospital, and services continue in full swing and expressed his gratitude towards the Drahi Foundation for their incredible contributions to the development of St Kitts and Nevis. Premier Mark Brantley highlighted the advancement and the progress that the healthcare field in St Kitts and Nevis has made under the administration of the CCM government, which is symbolic of the core commitment CCM carries towards the upliftment of the country.  The Alexandra Hospital holds a particular historical significance for St Kitts and Nevis. An old hospital in Nevis had sustained damages in the 1899 hurricane. A decade later, the temporary residence of of the Magistrates, referred to as Queens House, was converted into a hospital which was named after Queen Alexandra, the wife of King Edward. However, the earthquakes in 1950 and 1951 severely damaged the hospital. The hospital was reconstructed in 2001, following the European Union's provision for adequate financial assistance that could cater to the Accident, emergency, outpatient and Radiology departments. Currently, the hospital has 52 beds and serves about 10,000 citizens with services that include medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Gerontology, General Surgery and Urology. With the latest Philips 128 slice CT-Scan, the radiology department has turned far more efficient.