Tristan da Cunha Camogli Healthcare Centre Construction: Camogli Healthcare Centre Opens
Tristan's eldest resident opens the new Camogli Healthcare Centre.

Camogli Healthcare Centre Opens

Report and photos from Clerk of Works Barry Davies and Dawn Repetto

A ceremony to open the new Camogli Healthcare Centre was held on Friday 9th June 2017 at 3 pm when a ribbon was cut by the eldest islander 'Aunt' Ellen Rogers who will be 99 years old later this year!

A speech was made by Chief Islander Ian Lavarello, who thanked DFID, Galliford Try and the community for their support in working together and in achieving an outstanding project that will serve the community into the future.

The new building was blessed by the ministers representing both local churches.

Photo of the Camogli Healthcare Centre taken on 8th June 2017.

Photo of the Camogli Healthcare Centre taken on 8th June 2017.

Gathering at the entrance for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Aunt Ellen about to cut the ribbon to open the new building.
Gathering at the entrance for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Aunt Ellen about to cut the ribbon to open the new building.
Chief Islander Ian Lavarello's speech Acting Administrator Anne Biddle's speech Clerk of Works Barry Davies' speech
Speeches (from left): Chief Islander Ian Lavarello, Acting Administrator Anne Biddle, and Clerk of Works Barry Davies.
Blessing the Camogli Healthcare Centre

Blessing the Camogli Healthcare Centre are Lay Ministers from both Anglican and Catholic Churches
left to right Eddie Rogers, Dereck Rogers, Anne Green and Carlene Glass-Green.

Listening to the blessings. Blessing the rooms with holy water.
Listening to the blessings. Blessing the rooms with holy water.
Aunt Ellen with her family including grandchildren Sharon and Graham Aunt Ellen celebrating with a cup of tea alongside her youngest daughter Brenda.
Aunt Ellen with her family
including grandchildren Sharon and Graham
Aunt Ellen celebrating with a cup of tea
alongside her youngest daughter Brenda.
Barry Davies's family: Lyn, Roxan, Dylan and Sian alongside the mural the children helped to create. Wall art by students of St Mary's School
Barry Davies's family: Lyn, Roxan, Dylan and Sian
alongside the mural the children helped to create.
Wall art by students of St Mary's School

Photos below show rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre on 8th June 2017,
complete with equipment and all ready for the opening the following day.

Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre
Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre
Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre
Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre
Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre
Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre Rooms in the Camogli Healthcare Centre