• 17 JUL 2019

Official Sod Turning Ceremony for the Roxborough Hospital

Residents of Roxborough and environs will no longer have to travel to Scarborough for access to critical healthcare services when the community’s hospital is completed next year.

Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley today (Wednesday 17 July 2019) turned the sod for the long-awaited new medical facility.

The hospital will comprise of an emergency room, various wards ranging from medical to surgical, a newborn nursery, an operating theatre and an isolation unit. The support services offered at the hospital will include medical imaging, a laboratory, a pharmacy, a dialysis unit as well as physical and occupational therapy and will also house a helipad for emergency airlifts to Trinidad.

In her remarks at the ceremony, the Hon Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Tobago East stated that she was happy that the project was becoming a reality. Minister Webster-Roy also expressed thanks to the Prime Minister and the Government for honoring the commitment to develop her constituency.

Dr Rowley stated during his feature address at the event that the facility is important as it will bring relief to persons residing in the Northern and Eastern communities on the island. He noted that this hospital, along with the other healthcare facilities in progress at Arima, Point Fortin and Sangre Grande, reinforce the Government’s stance of healthcare being a priority. Dr Rowley said when these projects are complete every part of the country will have access to healthcare and health facilities.