The newly built Family Hospital at Perseverance was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health by the Sheikh Kalifah Bin Zayed Al Nayan Foundation on Wednesday 9th August 2017.

The Minister for Health, Mr Jean Paul Adam, along with the Director General of the Foundation unveiled the plaque of the new facility, in the presence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Chargés d’Affaires, Ahmed Al-Nayan, invited guests and staff of the Ministry of Health.

Speaking to those present Minister Adam, commended the foundation on the high-quality work done, which recognises the Ministry of Health’s ambition to raise the quality of health care.  “We’ve achieved a lot in our country in terms of universal health care but, this facility recognises a new generation of health facilities we wish to have,” Minister Adam said. He also praised the partnership which developed between health care staff and contractors to develop a facility which will specifically cater to family health needs.

The Foundation took charge of the construction of the modern and high quality hospital last year. It has 2 operating theatres, seven consultation rooms and several inpatient and isolation rooms. Operations at the hospital will begin upon its official opening in about 6 weeks.  The main services offered will be Paediatric, gynaecological and maternal care services.

“The handing over is just the first phase. There are only just 30 beds available, so we need to properly allocate certain services to move here,” Dr Danny Louange, CEO of Health Care Agency said following a tour of the hospital. “The female medical ward in patient services will come first to allow renovation works on the ward at the Seychelles Hospital.”

Dr Louange further explained that the Family Hospital would not cater to emergency services. All patients are advised to refer to the Seychelles Hospital for Emergency cases.