The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) will host guided tours of the new Peebles Hospital.
The announcement was made at the Eight Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly last week by the Honourable Minister for Health and Social Development, the Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton.
In his address the Minister stated, “I am personally inviting the entire territory to make an appointment to get a tour and see this hospital in a way that will not be possible once the full transition is complete.”
The guided tours are available every Thursday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and members of the public are encouraged to make an appointment. Until the transition to the new facility is complete, persons will be allowed to view the new Peebles Hospital’s maternity and surgical wards, surgical and hydrotherapy rooms, administration areas and so on, in full detail.
The Chief Executive Officer for the BVIHSA, Mrs. Darlene Carty Baptiste, said “We embarked on this tour initiative because this is the people’s Hospital. We are here to serve their medical needs and when visitors have an opportunity to walk the halls and experience this great facility from within, I am confident that they will be as the Minister stated in the House of Assembly, ‘amazed, inspired and proud’.”
Persons interested in making an appointment can call 852-7511 or email APfahie@bvihsa.vg. Tours are offered every Thursday; however the BVIHSA will make special accommodations to a group of persons traveling from the sister islands.
The guided tours are in line with the client-centred approach offered at the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority.