Yesterday, Her Excellency Claire Evans OBE together with Hon. Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness and Dr Noreen Jack of PAHO/WHO along with members of her team, visited the San Ignacio Community Hospital to see the progress being made on the SMART Hospitals Project.

The hospital is one of five health facilities in Belize that are being retrofitted under the approx. £5.5m project funded by the United Kingdom. The other facilities are Cleopatra White, Palm Center, Independence Poly Clinic, and the Isabel Palma Polyclinic. SMART is about providing safer, greener, disaster resilient facilities that will also generate operational savings.

It was a wonderful opportunity for all involved in the visit to hear directly from Ms Lily Guerra, Deputy Regional Manager and Dr Fidel Cuellar, Chief of Staff at San Ignacio Community Hospital about the difference the project will make. Hereís to July when the project is due for completion.

British High Commission, Belmopan

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