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Hospital gets upgrade

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 7:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says that $300 million was spent on upgrading facilities at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital.

He stated that the upgrading was done through a mixture of public- and private-sector partnerships.

Tufton noted that between December 2015 and April 2016, the paediatric nursery was expanded and equipped at a cost of $23 million.

The project, he said, included the procurement of medical equipment such as incubators, infant warmers, bassinets, suction machines and piped medical gas to each bed.

Tufton also pointed out the construction of the new female medical ward, which was built at a cost of $136.7 million, as well as an improvement to the patients' waiting area.

"The projects were funded by the National Health Fund and represented a substantial investment to the secondary healthcare delivery system," the Minister said.

The North East Regional Health Authority, the minister added, has also invested $2 million to purchase 100 agronomic patient waiting chairs as part of improving the aesthetics and comfort of the outpatient area.