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Progress at the mini-hospital in Central Abaco has resumed once again with landscaping underway and some final work being completed in preparation for equipment to be installed.

Mini-Hospital “Completed by May”

Mini Hospital

Progress at the mini-hospital in Central Abaco has resumed once again with landscaping underway and some final work being completed in preparation for equipment to be installed.

North Abaco Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Renardo Curry, said “Work at the Mini hospital has commenced once again and is anticipated to be completed by May of this year.”

He said that presently the landscape is being carried out by Cay Management Ltd., the local company that won the bidding process.

Mr. Curry said that as it relates to the completion of the inside of the medical facility, “It is expected that all remaining works will be completed and the necessary equipment installed by May of this year.”

He said that Minister of Health Perry Gomez made an announcement last week concerning the government borrowing additional money to facilitate the purchase of equipment for both the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Also included in the seven million to be borrowed is equipment for the family islands.

Mr. Curry also stated that he has encouraged the Ministry of Health to seek to fill staffing needs with local Abaconians as much as possible.

He said “We thank the government for its commitment to complete this much needed hospital for the people of Abaco.”

Construction began on the $12 million 32,000 square foot building in April of 2012 and was to be built over a 60 week (A year and two months) period.

The project was said to be prolonged due to some technical difficulties. The new anticipated completion date puts the construction time just over four years.

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About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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