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“Major clinic” proposed for East End/Long Look community

- Construction to start next year!
Hon. Skelton at the meeting on May 8, 2012 where he disclosed plans for a major clinic in the East End/Long Look community. Photo: VINO
EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Instead of having two small clinics in one of the Territory’s most populated communities, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Ronnie Skelton announced that it is time to rethink that strategy and construct a major clinic in East End/Long Look.

“Our resources are stretched financially, physically as well as our human resources…so we have come to a point where we need to have a major clinic instead of two small clinics which are located in East End and Long Swamp,” Hon. Skelton said.

His statement prompted a loud applause from residents who attended a community meeting that was hosted by 8th District Representative Hon. Marlon Penn on May 8, 2012.

According to the Health Minister, the two small clinics cannot serve the needs of the community, and acknowledged that with a fully equipped and modernized medical facility - quick services can be offered to residents.

“Injuries can be treated in a quicker timeframe…so an ambulance from Peebles Hospital would not have to be rushed to the community,” Hon. Skelton pointed out.

In addition to that, he disclosed that extending the clinic hours will be a viable option.

And without giving any other details, the Health Minister added that construction will not start until next year.

10 Responses to ““Major clinic” proposed for East End/Long Look community”

  • Belgium (10/05/2012, 08:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wat happen to Virgin Gorda which is even further from Peebles?
    • DADDY FRIDAY (10/05/2012, 08:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      if you all vg people aint get the message by now that NDP aint building no hospital in VG ayo will waz just ah politcal gimick
      • Anegada (10/05/2012, 11:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        what about the other islands?? are we trup lever
      • Iron Lion (10/05/2012, 12:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        LOL The vg representative was Chief Minister/Premier for the last 20yrs and they didn't get a thing except cheap talk, but now they here bashing NDp. As doc tell them, you vote for more licks, take your licks, see you when we see you.
  • my wiew (10/05/2012, 09:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow.... i'm recalling the campaign speaches... "VG clinic is top priority" i wonder what our representative have to say on this.. i guess he cant say much either. he neglected the matter just the same. no more voting for me.. F DEM
  • ausar (10/05/2012, 09:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just good for them moo-moo in Virgin Gorda. Stop voting in a failure and aryo will start to see results. Imagine under his watch, foreigners own most of Virgin Gorda. And not one of aryo moo-moo mad about that. Talking about hospital? Talk to the old man aryo vote in about that. His party has been in power for over thirty years! Stop addling the brains of the NDP.. They have better things to do!
  • ooooo (10/05/2012, 09:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this man see we cant finish the main hospital and he want to venture out? or is it that he wants to give carimex a next job?
  • little black boy (10/05/2012, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    after 7 months of talk still not one nail lifted for totola hospital muss less VG...pure emptyness
    • Iron Lion (10/05/2012, 12:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think you mean 7mths of cleaning up mess and tryin gto keep the UK from down our throats.

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