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Pmh Set For Major Renovations

Improvements underway at the Radiology Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Improvements underway at the Radiology Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital.

THE PUBLIC Hospitals Authority yesterday announced major renovations to prepare for the installation of state of the art equipment at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

In a statement on Friday, the PHA advised digital X-ray equipment will be installed on September 17, and a new 64 slice CT-Scanner will be installed in October.

“Major improvements underway at the Radiology Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital, as the first two of four of the hospital’s X-Ray suites are currently being renovated in preparation for the installation of new state-of-the-art digital X-ray equipment,” the statement read. “Additionally, work has commenced in the CT-SCAN Room ahead of the installation of a new 64-slice Computed Tomography Scanner which is expected to effect a substantial improvement in accuracy over the 16-slice CT-SCANNER currently in use in the Radiology Department.”

Upgrades include: new lead lined doors for radiation protection, the installation of medical gases infrastructure to support life sustaining measures for patients undergoing diagnostic tests, new ceiling tiles, a new paint job, new flooring, and upgrades to the department’s electrical systems.

Once complete the PMH Radiology Project will have completely upgraded the hospital to a fully digital X-ray and Diagnostic Imaging platform.

Comments

bogart 2 months ago

EXCELLENT..,,!! All helps out so pore people dont have to go to Pastor to help out with money to travel. Arrange for family an friends to help sponser with money....for Cook Out in aid of Medival Expemses...begging for doners for... case of steak...bread rolls....cans beets....make cole slaw.....begging people to help bake pan macaroni an cheese....rent tent...barbque grill...kingford....get space at Arawak Cay.....beg more money for printing tickets....beg other pore people to buy steak ticket dinner in support of 5Medical Expenses....and put up sign Arawak Cay.....and with close family members amd friends....take in tickets and fix steak dinner.....just have to beg ...ask for help.....watch people open dere purse ...wallet....watch them thinking.. move side what they need and give you a few dollars...beg ...a lot of people...and watch plenty cars drive by....looking at you on Saturday....begging ..selling steak out tickets to help family to ease medical expenses....

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TalRussell 2 months ago

Funny how when convenient smooth over bad governing decisions and misguided hotel and Oban and Freeport hotel purchase. Le Pointe's - no Bahamalander workers were spotted by Dion on site, and questionably political PLP politicians prosecutions blunders - the signs are there the PMH needs a demolition, not just a renovation over renovations done by both two former PLP administrations but also by Comrade Papa Hubert's not once and twice, but thrice attempts at PMH paint overs... the same Papa, who promised the $213 million cash from sale BTC was to be used towards building a new general hospital To date - no new general hospital nor has there ever been an ounce accountability what hell happened cash from BTC sale,.

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DDK 2 months ago

Guess it got consolidated!

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SP 2 months ago

They need to fix operating theaters air conditioning systems!

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John 2 months ago

Just like the country’s dependence on fossil fuel, the Bahamas must start to wean itself off PMH. A site must be identified for a new hospital and government can make it a 10-15 year project to ‘build out’ a new hospital starting with most essential services. And as it decrease the load dependence on PMH it can demolish sections of it and do a rebuild. The end result will be two relatively new hospital facilities.

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