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A & E Unit to be expanded at Princess Margaret

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 11:00 AMShanna Monteith
Dr Fenton Ferguson (left), member of parliament for East St Thomas, and Dr Andrei Cooke (right), chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority, look on as Health Minister Horace Dalley signs a contract for the renovation and expansion of the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Princess Margret Hospital in Lyssons, St Thomas.

Health Minister Horace Dalley yesterday signed a contract for the renovation and expansion of the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Morant Bay, St Thomas.

The contract, valued a little over $143 million, will be funded by the National Health Fund. It will see to the roof construction, ceiling, wall and floor finishes, plumbing, the installation of fire safety and lightning-protection mechanisms, and other areas that require renovation.

The health minister said the project, which is expected to last about a year, will benefit more than 300 patients who use the A&E Unit at the hospital each year.

Dalley said the ministry would continue its thrust across the island, as $460 million has been set aside in this year's budget for the improvement of secondary-care infrastructure.