Health: New and upgraded hospitals


Health: New and upgraded hospitals

Minister of Finance Colm Imbert made the following announcements as it relates to hospital:

Arima Hospital– with 150 beds is being commissioned before the end of 2019 at a cost of $1.6 billion

Point Fortin Hospital– with 100 beds will be commissioned in January 2020 at a cost of $1.2 billion

Sangre Grande Hospital– with 100 beds has started construction and will be completed in November 2021

Port-of-Spain Hospital: Central Block– will be outfitted with 540 beds when completed in January 2022

Couva Medical and Multi-Training Facility– which houses 230 beds (with 80 set aside for for pediatrics and woman care) will provide service on a sequence basis, and provide walk in services for those who live in Freeport and Claxton Bay. It will be converted into an operational center, months ahead.

Roxborough Hospital– a fully functional hospital will be constructed at $60 million which will be completed by 2021

St. James Medical Health Center– has now been upgraded for 45 million, which transforms the Center to a state of the art Cancer center

Diego Martin Health Center– new health center with a cost of 8.6 million, which will be completed by October 2020.

UWI has proposed an off-shore medical center with assistance from Penal Campus, Couva Facility and Mt Hope Hospital. UWI will submit a written proposal to Government shortly.