The St Jude Hospital Reconstruction project is well underway, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced.
“As we speak, over 300 tonnes of steel is being prepared and laid for the foundation of the project. Approximately 60 construction workers are currently employed on the site and this number will increase significantly as work progresses,” a post on the PM’s official Facebook page Monday disclosed.
According to the post, the St Jude Hospital Reconstruction Project will deliver a 90-bed facility that will cater for both inpatient and outpatient services.
It noted that the project will involve 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.
The new wing will comprise inter-connected two-storey structures to be erected on the left-hand side of the entrance to the existing site, Chastanet said on his official Facebook page.