Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Carriacou health facility receives makeover

Ongoing work at Hillsborough Health Centre, Carriacou.

Ongoing work at Hillsborough Health Centre, Carriacou.

With work already underway on the Princess Royal Hospital to the tune of US $1.5 million, the Hillsborough Health Centre is now receiving a complete makeover and smarting.  

This is being done under the implementation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project. 

It’s being funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) to the tune of US $1.8 million. 

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The transformation project involves installation of a new roof, inner and outer walls, windows and doors, water tank and pump, fuel tank and generator, cupboards, vanity, plumbing, electrical and air conditioning systems. 

Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, Kindra Maturine-Stewart, who has a keen interest in improving the safety ratings of medical and health facilities on the island, is grateful for the work being done to improve healthcare in Carriacou. 

The Minister says while the projects are all geared towards providing safer and greener health facilities to deliver care in times of a disaster, they are of paramount importance in improving the quality of life on the island. 

The Hillsborough Health Centre upgrade project is expected to be completed by December 2020. 

It is being undertaken by BEQ-MAC Grenada Inc. 

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