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North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, said that the long anticipated Mini-Hospital may be opening its doors as early as June and that the facility would open in phases as they hire staff and bring services online.

Mini Hospital to Open in Phases

Abaco Mini Hospital

North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, said that the long anticipated Mini-Hospital may be opening its doors as early as June and that the facility would open in phases as they hire staff and bring services online.

Mr. Curry said the landscaping has just been completed and a technical team came in to check out the facility ensuring the equipment was tested and everything is functioning.

“Now the technical people are looking at the end of May to give the okay to go ahead and utilize the facility and the hospital should be open by sometime this month,” he said.

He said that the staffing of the hospital has commenced with applications received in Nassau. “Persons interested locally are asked to submit their information to the Island Administrator or the Public Hospital Authority in Nassau, and in a very short time those applications will be analyzed and persons hired.”

He said that the hospital, when completely operational, will require about 50 staff. Initially they will begin operations with a staff of about ten persons and others will be added over time.

“That is a key component to our island as it relates to our infrastructure,” he said. “And now a number of things persons have to go to Nassau for will be available right here.”

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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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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