St John Polyclinic to be completed by March
The St John Polyclinic will be completed in another two and a half months, but no date for its opening has been given.
In a statement issued this evening via the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS), the ministry also said the final cost of the construction was under $30 million.
“The major outstanding areas are the air conditioning system and the main carpark, which are still to be finalized. The entire facility then has to be inspected and commissioned. This work should take about two-and-a-half months to be completed. Most of the equipment for outfitting the polyclinic has been purchased and is being kept in storage,” it said.
“The Government of Barbados is working to complete the St John Polyclinic, which has been designed to greatly improve the delivery of primary health care services to the people of St John. The facility is also expected to relieve some of the patient load presently experienced by the Glebe Polyclinic in St George, and the St Philip Polyclinic, at Six Roads.”
The new polyclinic, located at the Glebe, St John, will provide all of the regular health care services, such as general practice, child health, dental, and pharmacy, among others.
In addition, there will be an ambulance bay and physiotherapy services, and provisions are being made for x-ray services.
The polyclinic complex will be a community multi-purpose centre that will also accommodate the Welfare Department, the Constituency Council, a branch of the National Library and a gym.
It is expected that the building will serve as a model for the organization of health and community services in the future, the BGIS statement said.