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16/01/2015 11:43:43

Haiti - Reconstruction : Inauguration of the University Hospital St. Francis de Sales
Thursday, took place the inauguration ceremony of the University Hospital St. Francis de Sales (CHUSFS), located at the corner of Charéron and l’Enterrement streets, in the presence of the President of the Republic with his wife Sophia Martelly, Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, Minister of Public Health also Acting Prime Minister, the US Ambassador Pamela Anne White, Cardinal Chibly Langlois. Mgr Guire Poulard and representatives of the Catholic Church.

The Auxiliary Bishop of Port-au-Prince, Mgr Marie Erick Glandas Toussaint, explained that the reconstruction works of the hospital, destroyed more than 80% during the January 2010 earthquake, lasted 3 years and have cost approximately US $22.7 million, funded by the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, the international organization CRS (Catholic Relief Services), the Catholic Health Association CHA and "Fundacion Sur Futuro" of the Dominican Republic.

The services offered in this first phase of the hospital are: internal medicine, emergency room, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, medical imaging, laboratory, outpatient clinic, the ambulance service, pharmacy, pastoral care and community health.

The capacity of this reference hospital, ultra modern of reference are: 190 beds, 6,000 outpatient consultations per month, 2,000 surgeries a year and 3,500 hospitalizations. The new structure has a forty single rooms with single beds and twenty rooms shared between 2 and 8 beds.

The current staff consists of 25 doctors, 70 nurses, 90 assistants, 18 laboratory technicians 4 laboratory technicians and one chaplain. This number will increase to 291 at the end of 2015 to reach 372 employees during the second year of operation.

In the future, another phase includes the addition of a dialysis unit, surgery, urology and a training and research center. Note this first phase of work was carried out by the Dominican firm OTESA.

Today we open a new hospital, a modern university hospital, the hospital will serve all Haitians in need of care and services with no cleavage, no discrimination or exclusion," said Ms. Florence Duperval Guillaume.

In his homily, Bishop Guire Poulard, President of the hospital board declared "It's a new day that begins with the opening of this hospital, we hope that this hospital will contribute in the construction of a new Haiti. That the hospital could serve all citizens of the country regardless of their socio-economic conditions and social status."

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/article-648-haiti-reconstruction-le-vatican-participe-au-financement.html (in french)

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