After the fire of September 9, 2009, during the appeal for support for the reconstruction of the St. Jude Hospital, donations were received in cash and kind from governments, organisations, individuals abroad and Saint Lucian citizens who were generous in providing valued assistance to rebuild St. Jude Hospital.
The Federal Republic of Germany has provided support for the reconstruction of the St. Jude Hospital. In November 2012, the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) committed a total of US$63,000 to the hospital. Subsequent to a further request from the Government of Saint Lucia in July 2013, the GIZ through its project Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions initiated support for a new sub-component. This sub-component aimed at improving the reliability of the water supply system at the Hospital and assisting with adequate treatment and disposal of the wastewater. This support was in the amount of €600,000. St. Jude Hospital is strategically located in the South of the island and has in the past and continues to be a catalyst for growth in the region. As such the inability of WASCO to provide a potable and reliable water supply has a significant impact on the effectiveness of hospital operations. Under this GIZ project as well the Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment is being supported through the planning stages including the development of designs for the proposed infrastructure works.
Read also: German Embassy Press Release