San Pedro Health Center relocates

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 11, No. 18            May 10, 2001

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Health Center staff in front of new building

Since Monday of this week, the San Pedro Health Center has been operating from a brand new building. Located just north of the High School, opposite Omar Guerrero's residence, the purple and white building is easy to spot.

    A new building was long overdue for the health center as their previous location, downstairs of the town hall, was becoming too small. The new health center boasts nine rooms to be used as follows: a reception and pharmacy, two treatment and observation rooms, a doctor's consultation room, a maternal and child care room, a Public Health Inspector's Office, two nurse's quarters and a shared kitchen for nurses.

    Funding for this new project came from the Ministry of Health. This Ministry will also be providing two additional nurses and a pharmacist for the clinic. San Pedro's resident nurses, Natalie Palen and Shawmela Kelly are all smiles with their new building and with the news of more help coming in. In the words of the nurses and resident doctor this new facility is "bigger and better." Another plus for the new center is that the individual rooms provide more privacy for patient/nurse and patient/doctor consultations.

    The San Pedro Health Center telephone number remains the same, 2536. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.



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