On the first day of being fully operational the new Peebles Hospital greeted its first baby born in the labour and delivery room within the Women and Children Services Unit yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rick George welcomed a baby boy on 29th December and both expressed that the experience from registration through to labour and delivery was smooth, comforting and enjoyable. Mrs. George went on to say that she would do the whole experience again and they are very happy with the new facility.
The Chief of Medical Staff, Dr. June Samuel highlighted how the new facility aids in providing improved patient care. She stated “The layout within the new hospital provides patients with increased privacy and improvement in conforming to the standards of confidentiality while simultaneously allowing physicians to execute their skills in a modern facility that is equipped to accreditation standards.”
The Women and Children Services Unit now available in Peebles Hospital offers gynecological, prenatal care, and pediatric care. The Director of Hospital Services Mrs. Cedorene Malone-Smith elaborated why these services were combined. “They are combined because these services overlap from conception, to delivery, to child care. This allows mothers and children to be treated within the same atmosphere and provides for more efficient services.”
The father, Mr. Rick George is also a Member of the Board Directors for the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority and stated “I am most pleased to see and experience the facility first hand. Sitting on the board, I am aware of all that was expected with the new facility and I am happy to say that all expectations are fulfilled with this experience.
Patients seeking the following services must go to the new Peebles Hospital:
1st Floor: Audiology, Pharmacy Unit, and the White Cedar Café (which is open to the public for breakfast and lunch).
2nd Floor: Medial Records, Physiotherapy Unit, and Nutrition and Dietetics Unit
3rd Floor: Behavioral Health Unit, Medical Ward, Surgical Ward and Emergency Room (ER) services
4th Floor: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Pediatric Unit, Surgical theatres, and Women and Children Services (Including Gynecology, Prenatal Care and Neonatal Intensive Care services).
The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority is committed to delivering, excellent, compassionate, client-centered healthcare to the residents and visitors of the Virgin Islands.