Building to start on new Geriatric Hospital
The first phase of Barbados’ new Geriatric Hospital is scheduled to take 18 months to construct at Waterford, St Michael, at a cost of over $100 million.
The facility, which will replace the existing structure at Beckles Road, will comprise the main three-storey hospital with 300 beds, including an isolation ward and ten day rooms, a rehabilitation unit, two treatment rooms per floor, a rehab unit, an isolation ward, a day care facility, staff offices, amenities and ancillary facilities.
Another 105 beds and six lounges will be added in Phase 2.
A state-of-the-art rehabilitation unit with a therapeutic pool offering physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and podiatry services that will be provided to both residential patients and out-patients will also be one of the features. (Nation News)
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