Anna Regina to get modern hospital  

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony, M.P, recently visited the site for the construction of a new hospital in Anna Regina, Region Two.

The modern hospital is part of a series to be constructed by the government this year at Anna Regina, Tuschen, Diamond, Enmore, Bath and No. 75 Village, Corentyne.

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony, Minister of local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall and other officials during the site visit

Minister Anthony said the hospital will provide inpatient and outpatient services to boost healthcare in the Pomeroon-Supenaam region.

“The new hospital will have about 75 inpatient beds. It will have a modern accident and emergency, it will have modern laboratories, it will also have an imaging suite and that will include not just digital x-rays, but CT scans. It will have two modern operating theatres and a small minor theatre,” Dr. Anthony said, when he visited the construction site.

He said the site was chosen based on the ‘population centre,’ as citizens in the area will have easy access to the facility.

Dr. Anthony said, “in the next couple of months, hopefully, we’ll be able to start work here and I think it will be a good development for the coast.”

He said health facilities across the country will be retrofitted to provide better accommodation for patients. The government will also be working to ensure adequate medical equipment are available and a new electronic medical record system is in place to provide better service to citizens.

The construction site for the new regional hospital

Meanwhile, speaking at the opening ceremony of the new Infectious Diseases Chest Clinic at the Suddie Public Hospital, the health minister said construction will begin this year for the new state-of-the-art paediatric and maternal hospital in the region.

“We are also going to be building a modern paediatric, a women and children hospital, and again this is going to be a sub-specialty hospital where if you have children with oncological issues, they would be able to go there and get care.”

This hospital will provide a number of services such as paediatric cardiac surgery.

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