New Eleuthera Healthcare Centre Agreement Mobilized
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on May 8, 2017, that he was pleased to announce the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), under his auspices as Prime Minister, would execute a formal agreement for the preliminary works that would ready the site upon which he was speaking for the upcoming construction of the Eleuthera Healthcare Centre, in Palmetto Point.
“At a cost of some $865,000, these initial earthworks will prepare the way for a state of the art 33,000-square-foot healthcare centre [that] will provide for some 10 in-patient beds, as well as an operating suite, a dental care facility, physiotherapy, a morgue and an emergency and trauma room — which will allow for patients to be stabilized prior to referral and transport to a tertiary institution,” Prime Minister Christie said during the Mobilization Ceremony for the Centre.
“This facility, when it is completed will cost almost $30,000,000 and it will represent an unprecedented upgrade with respect to the public health capacities of this island and its adjacent cays,” he added.
Prime Minister Christie said that, as with other health infrastructure projects, the subsequent phases of construction of the Eleuthera Healthcare Centre will demand the “best efforts” of the Department of Public Health, the PHA, the Ministry of Health and other public sector agencies — with the contractor and other private sector stakeholders coming together and working together for the best interests of the Bahamian people.