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  • More than $1 billion will be spent this fiscal year to upgrade health facilities across the island.
  • The project is being funded by the National Health Fund (NHF) and is being implemented by the Regional Health Authorities.
  • Targets for this year include the installation of five sewerage treatment facilities to serve 14 health facilities.

More than $1 billion will be spent this fiscal year to upgrade health facilities across the island.

As outlined in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives, the project is being funded by the National Health Fund (NHF) and is being implemented by the Regional Health Authorities.

Major project components are: sewage treatment improvement in health facilities; child and adolescent mental health facility; medical waste management enhancement; primary health care renewal; and piped medical gases infrastructure.

Targets for this year include the installation of five sewerage treatment facilities to serve 14 health facilities; complete and equip four primary care Centres of Excellence; procure five new medical waste trucks  and install four cold storage facilities; install piped medical gas system in main areas (Operating Theatre, ICU, and Accident and Emergency in the major hospitals); complete one new Child and Adolescent mental health facility at Bustamante Hospital or alternate site; as well as complete design phase for the Child and Adolescent Health hospital.

Other goals for this year include establishing Local Area Network (LAN) in all hospitals; connect all hospitals in a Wide Area Network (WAN); expand paper health records storage and improve storage; install cold storage in all regions to store medical waste; and equip and make operational laundry facility at Bellevue Hospital.