Tristan da Cunha Hospital News
Health and medical news from Tristan da Cunha and its Camogli Hospital.

 

School's Hospital Artwork

Children from St Mary's School visited the new Camogli Healthcare Centre to see their artwork in place.
12-Jul-2017
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Chief Islander's Speech at the New Healthcare Centre Opening

Chief Islander Ian Lavarello's speech
Chief Islander, Ian Lavarello

Speech by Chief Islander Ian Lavarello at the Ceremony on Friday 9th June 2017

"This is a very special moment for Tristan. Our new healthcare centre is more impressive than any of us dared to imagine - and it will make a real difference to the life of our community.

My ancestor Gaetano came here in 1878, and it's great that his home town Camogli still gives its name to this new building. On Tristan, we honour our heritage at the same time as we welcome the new.

This couldn't have happened without the commitment of DFID in the UK, and the patient co-ordination of Barry Davies here on the island. Our sincere thanks go to both. Thank you as well, to all the Tristanians who've contributed in so many ways to this project - from offloading equipment to welcoming our guests. And, we salute the skill of the amazing contractors who've lived and worked among us for all these months - we're missing you already!

So, welcome, then - to the new Camogli Healthcare Centre. We will make good use of this place: not just taking care of us when we're ill, but promoting our health as well.

Congratulations to everyone who's made this possible!"

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

Contractors Depart as centre is completed

Final group of Galliford Try contractors depart Tristan as the Healthcare Centre is completed.
9-Jun-2017
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Contractors thanked as Healthcare Centre is completed

Tristan congratulates the Galliford Try Contractors who built their new Healthcare Centre.
8-Jun-2017
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Latest photos of the new Healthcare Centre

Photo report on 1st June showing the almost finished Healthcare Centre
5-Jun-2017
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Camogli Healthcare Centre construction update

Decorations add finishing touches to new health facility which nears completion
26-May-2017
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Nine Contractors Depart

Camogli Healthcare Centre construction nears completion as Galliford Try contractors depart
23-May-2017
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School Art with Kate Aimson

Kate Aimson, the Community Liaison for Galliford Try, has worked with the children and staff at St Mary’s School to design a mural for the new healthcare centre.
14-May-2017
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