Saba Health Care Foundation

Saba Health Care Foundation

Saba Health Care Foundation
Saba Health Care Foundation
The Bottom
+599 416 3288
Saba Health Care Foundation

SHCF’s medical care is provided to the community of Saba in the A.M. Edwards Medical Center in The Bottom. Our patients consist of local residents, medical students and faculty from the Saba University School of Medicine, and tourists visiting the island for leisure or business.

About Saba Health Care Foundation
SHCF’s medical care is provided to the community of Saba in the A.M. Edwards Medical Center in The Bottom. Our patients consist of local residents, medical students and faculty from the Saba University School of Medicine, and tourists visiting the island for leisure or business.
Our island physicians, Dutch trained and BIG certified General Practitioners, together with a team of nurses render general practitioner care via our outpatient clinic, hospital care via our admission department and 24-hours emergency service including ambulance service and medical assistance in case of accidents and disaster (GHOR; Geneeskundige Hulpverlenings Organisatie in de Regio).
Our team of Home Health nurses and care assistants provides seven days a week home healthcare. SHCF supplies radiology, ultrasound and laboratory service. We also provide hospice care and mortuary service. We have a physical therapist in service and a dentist uses our facility for dental services.
Next to the foundations Island Family Physicians, a variety of medical specialists and visiting paramedics hold clinics at our location.
For further medical treatment patients are referred abroad to receive care. These referrals are mainly to Sint Maarten and Saint Martin but also further away to Colombia and Guadeloupe. Few patients are referred to care providers in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and The Netherlands.
Emergencies that cannot be treated on Saba are sent via 24-hours available helicopter service, to Sint Maarten Medical Center. The distance to the Sint Maarten Medical Center, the closest hospital, is 50km. Emergency medical evacuation per helicopter to Sint Maarten Medical Center takes a minimum of 2 hours from door to door.

Two Medevac helicopters and Winair passenger plane at Junacho E. Yrausquin Airport on Saba. Photo by National Helicopters 2016
SHCF is a nonprofit organization and its purpose is providing and facilitating medical care to the population of Saba. The basis of our foundation is the recognition of the fundamental dignity of clients and patients.
At SHCF the aim is constantly to further improve the quality of our services and our organization; become better and move forward. Coming from a great backlog, SHCF targets towards the Dutch standard level of care with a variety of investment, engagement, creativity, flexibility and customization, in which we are continuously learning; change has become a constant factor.

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