Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has provided another update on the work on St Jude Hospital noting that the project is ‘progressing’.
Writing on his official Facebook page, he said because the previous buildings were not built up to standard for a hospital, the Government is currently negotiating with several institutions to allow for the establishment of a Medical University in the buildings which were previously constructed.
“This will serve as a strategic move as it will allow both the hospital and the university to benefit from the services and opportunities of each other,” Chastanet explained.
The reconstruction of St Jude Hospital deliver a 90-bed facility that will cater for both inpatient and outpatient services.
According to the PM, the project involves the construction of:
a) A new wing to incorporate all the functions and services of the existing East and Surgical Wings.
b) Integration through retrofitting of some existing buildings to achieve a fully functioning hospital to match the services of a level 4 facility; and
c) Revision of the internal layout of buildings to be integrated for functional efficacy and compliance to minimum standards.