Work on the newly upgraded and renamed ‘Hillsborough Smart Health Centre’ in Carriacou is now complete.
Keys to the facility were handed over to healthcare workers there on Wednesday, 24 March in preparation for an official handover ceremony next month.
The project was implemented under the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, which seeks to provide safer and greener health facilities to deliver care in times of disasters.
The EC$1.6 million project was funded through the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UK-DFID).
During the handover, Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government Hon. Kindra Maturine-Stewart expressed optimism that the project will positively impact the delivery of primary healthcare services to the people of Carriacou. She added that as part of its commitment towards the improvement of the health care system, the Government of Grenada will continue to partner with PAHO, UK-DFID and other agencies on other projects, such as the Petite Martinique Health Centre.
The transformative project involved the installation of a new roof, inner and outer walls, windows and doors, water tank and pump, fuel tank and generator, cupboards, vanity, plumbing, electrical and air conditioning systems.
Contractor Rupert Mc Intosh of Beq-Mac Grenada Inc. in outlining the scope of work, said he is extremely happy with the quality of work by the team of construction workers from Carriacou. He added that the improved resilience of the facility will better enable it to withstand natural disasters such as hurricanes if they are to occur.