Southwest wing hospital may not be demolished
WILLEMSTAD - The Court of First Instance has decided that the southwest wing of the St. Elisabeth Hospital should not be demolished. Should this happen, then the country Curaçao must pay a fine of one million guilders.
The lawsuit yesterday was meant to stop the demolition of the mortuary and medical injection center, but those buildings went to the ground last weekend. The foundations Pro Monumento, Team Cactus and Do.co.mo.mo. have initiated the proceedings against the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Regional Planning, because the construction of the new hospital changes the boundaries of the city and that has consequences for the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The demolition of the south wing of the SEHOS is scheduled for September this year to make room for the construction of the new hospital.