Public Advisory – Update on electrical upgrade works at SFGH on Sunday 19th May 2019


San Fernando, 17th May 2019:  As the South-West Regional Health Authority continues to upgrade the electrical infrastructure at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH), the Authority wishes to announce that there will be a temporary disruption in the electrical supply on Sunday 19th May 2019 at the first tower of the San Fernando General Hospital’s Main Building during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The main areas that will be directly affected include Medical Extension 1 and 3, Burns Unit and the Labour Ward.  It should be noted that Elevator No. 1 will also be unavailable.  The public is advised to utilize the other elevators strategically located at the facility.

This has become necessary to facilitate the removal and replacement of the electrical panel at Tower 1. All appropriate safety and emergency protocols have been activated to mitigate any inconvenience that may be caused.

The SWRHA hereby reassures the public of its commitment to providing quality healthcare in a safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff and wishes to thank you for your patience.