$800,000 for Portsmouth Hospital renovations

by: - August 2, 2018
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Dr. Kenneth Darroux Minister for Health and Social Services

An estimated eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000.00) has been allocated for the “further transformation” of the Reginald F. Armour Hospital at Portsmouth.

This was announced during the Budget Debate on Tuesday 31 July 2018 by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Dr. Kenneth Darroux during the recently concluded sitting of Parliament.

“In this year’s budget we see, I think eight hundred thousand dollars, budgeted Madame Speaker, because we feel that the time is now to implement the transformation of the Portsmouth Hospital,” Minister Darroux stated.

He noted that the rehabilitation works is necessary considering that the R.F. Armour Hospital serves Portsmouth and the Ross University School of Medicine.

“So we recognize that extensive works needs to be done to the hospital in Portsmouth in order to bring it up to date and up to par with what we call the second town,” Minister Darroux said.

The Minister also announced that ninety-four thousand, three hundred dollars ($94, 300.00) was recently spent on lab repairs specifically to “modernize and equip the Portsmouth Hospital”.