All Saints Health Centre relocated to Glanvilles Polyclinic in a temporary move; free bus service available, authorities say

As the health infrastructure continues to decline at certain facilities across Antigua and Barbuda, a clinic is being relocated temporarily.

On Monday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness notified the public that the All Saints Health Centre will be relocated to the Glanvilles Polyclinic, effective Tuesday, April 25, and offer the normal daily services.

The Ministry says it has made arrangements for persons who need such services, but might be without transportation, to be bussed to Glanvilles and back.

As of Tuesday, the Ministry says, a bus will leave the All Saints Health Center every hour on the hour, beginning at 7 a.m. each day.  The final pick up from All Saints to Glanvilles will be at 2 p.m., and transportation is free of cost, Health officials say. 

Clinic hours, Monday to Thursday, are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and, on Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While the Ministry did not give reasons for the relocation, it is believed that the move is to effect some type of renovation work at All Saints.

There have been numerous complaints – going back years – about the condition of several of the community clinics, which are in a deplorable and dilapidated state, even the nurses say.