Upgrades in the Accident & Emergency (A&E) section of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) are about to get underway as part of the Ministry of Health’s Acute Care Project, and is expected to transform the busy medical hub.
Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands, along with officials from the Public Hospital Authority (PHA), signed a contract for the department’s facelift Friday afternoon.
The contract also allocated funds for upgrades to the Elizabeth Estates and South Beach clinics as well.
According to Dr. Sands, A & E sees between 55 and 60,000 patients every year, many of whom are critically ill, making the upgrades critical to its effectiveness.
Bahamian architectural firm The Design Group (TDG) was awarded the contract for the design of the project.
TDG Partner Marcus Laing thanked the PHA for the opportunity and detailed the company’s plans for the transformation.