1.3 Million Dollar Transformation of West End Clinic

(Friday April 1st, 2016)

 PHA commences 1.3 Million Dollar transformation of the West End Clinic

The renovation of the West End Clinic in Grand Bahama is now a go after a contract totalling 1.3 million dollars was signed in Freeport, Grand Bahama recently between the Public Hospitals Authority and two local Bahamian companies, Good Return Construction for the Building Contract, and Curly Tail Services for the Engineering Contract.

The project which has a six month construction time line for completion includes adjoining the two existing structures at the Clinic which will double the capacity of the facility in order to house additional services. The renovated clinic will also include a trauma area, so that care can begin immediately for patients before they are transferred to the Rand Memorial Hospital. The new design also allows for additional triage, examination and treatment rooms, dental suites, a staff training area, on-call and ready rooms for EMS Staff, and an enhanced one bedroom accommodation to the existing nurse’s residence.

Additionally, the Clinic will be housed with an Ambulatory Service, and will allow for 24-hour Emergency Medical Services at the Clinic. This feature is significant, because the distance between the Clinic at West End and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport is some 27 miles. 

The work at the West End Clinic is just one of the key health systems strengthening initiatives being undertaken across the Public Hospitals Authority; the objective of which is to provide for enhanced equity, accessibility, quality and affordability of care for the Bahamian people.

Work at the West End Clinic - which is the final clinic to be renovated on Grand Bahama, began in April this year.

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