History of Health Care on Saba

The A.M. Edwards Medical Center on Saba was founded in 1980 and was a department of the Island Government Saba.

On October 10th 2010 (10-10-10) a constitutional reform of the Dutch Kingdom took place in which Saba became one of three special municipalities (Public Entity) of the Netherlands. Saba, together with Sint Eustatius and Bonaire form the Dutch Caribbean (Locally known as the BES Islands).

The health care law ‘Wet zorginstellingen BES’ became effective as of October 10th 2010, and with this reform the responsibility for and financing of health care lies with the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport ‘Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport’. The health care standard set by the Dutch Ministry is towards Dutch norm.