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.

St John Polyclinic
The new St John Polyclinic

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.


Source: (BGIS)

6 Responses to St John Polyclinic to be completed by March

  1. Ike Turner
    Ike Turner December 31, 2014 at 7:32 am


  2. Tête La
    Tête La December 31, 2014 at 7:53 am

    lol lol lol… this is the time of year people like to tell lots of lies and call it a “new years resolution”…

  3. Denton Crichlow
    Denton Crichlow December 31, 2014 at 7:59 am

    They mean by the time the people ready to March?

  4. John Vanderpool
    John Vanderpool December 31, 2014 at 10:13 am

    March 2016?

  5. Sherry Ann Thankful
    Sherry Ann Thankful December 31, 2014 at 10:32 am

    This is totally ridiculous every time it is always another story after the next sad to see that the people that have so much trust in the Government suffers so much, I guess you can’t tie anyone to a date cause never said which year so keep marching to gall hill to the present clinic……stupseeeeee

  6. Derek Bain
    Derek Bain December 31, 2014 at 10:57 am

    March what, 32nd?


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