Since the San Fernando Teaching Hospital was opened, I only had opportunity to view it from the outside.
However, my uncle was admitted to the facility two weeks ago, so I had reason to see the inside for myself.
What I saw was very, very impressive.
First of all, there is a multi-level car park, which should not be so shocking, but if one knows the stressful experience it is to find parking at the old San Fernando hospital, they would understand why this is such a welcome feature.
Then there are the rooms themselves. Four patients to a room, with state-of-the-art beds and facilities. The rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful.
This could compare with some of the best public health facilities in the world. I must say this was a very well-executed project by the Government, and it should be commended for it.