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Work to start on $52-million Nassau critical care unit

Critical Care Block at the Princess Margaret Hospital represents the “single largest investment in healthcare infrastructure” at the public tertiary healthcare facility, according to Minister of Health Hubert Minnis (Photo credit BIS). 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The construction of the proposed Critical Care Block at the Princess Margaret Hospital represents the “single largest investment in healthcare infrastructure” at the public tertiary healthcare facility, according to Minister of Health Hubert Minnis.

Officials from the Public Hospitals Authority (on behalf of the government of The Bahamas) and Cavalier Construction, signed contracts for the construction of the Critical Care Block earlier in the month at the head offices of the Public Hospitals Authority.


The Critical Care Block will be constructed on the northern grounds of the hospital at a cost of more than $52 million. It represents the First Phase of the government’s redevelopment plan for the Princess Margaret Hospital.

At the conclusion of the construction period, the Block will comprise six state-of-the-art operating theatres with modern technology “on par with, and in some instances, surpassing major healthcare facilities in the developed world,” says Minister Minnis.

The unit will also comprise 18 recovery beds, 20 ICU (Intensive Care Unit) rooms; 48 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) beds, new laboratory facilities, upgraded administrative facilities; upgraded electrical, water and sewerage, air-conditioning and fire protection services and a new main entry into the facility and shared services.

Full construction activities are scheduled to begin November 17, 2011. The project is expected to be completed no later than June, 2013.

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United States Ambassador to The Bahamas Nicole Avant will leave the country after holding the position for two years. A farewell reception in her honour was held earlier this week. Pictured: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette presents a gift to outgoing United States Ambassador to The Bahamas Nicole Avant, during a farewell reception at Balmoral Club November 14.

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