PM: Some St Jude buildings to be repurposed for medical university
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet gave an update on the St Jude reconstruction project via his official Facebook page earlier today, January 10, 2020.
He said, "Given that the previous buildings were not built up to standard for a hospital, our 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."
The prime minister also noted:
This project will deliver a 90-bed facility that will cater for both inpatient and outpatient services. 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."