Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced that after 7 months of work, the structural frame for the new St Jude Hospital is approximately 70 percent complete.
In a post on his official Facebook page, he observed that in November 2019, work officially commenced on the construction of the structural frame for the new medical facility.
“Though work had been delayed for a little over 1 month due to the COVID-19 partial shutdown, after 7 months of work, the structure is approximately 70% complete,” Chastanet disclosed.
He noted that the project currently employs approximately 400 workers.
“Many of them are employed as steel benders concrete workers, carpenters, skilled workers, engineers, administration personnel and security,” the PM stated.
He noted that the completed hospital will deliver a 90-bed facility that will cater for both inpatient and outpatient services.
“The new structure incorporates all the functions and services of the existing East and Surgical Wings; inter- connected two-storey structures; integrated through retrofitting of some existing buildings to achieve a fully functioning hospital to match the services of a level 4 facility,” Chastanet observed.