New 30-bed hospital to be accomplished by Summer 2023
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Doctor’s Hospital expects its total investment in Grand Bahama will approach $30 million, with its flagship 30-bed hospital expected to be accomplished by summer 2023.
Dennis Deveaux, the BISX-listed healthcare provider’s chief financial officer told Eyewitness News that the ability recently opened in Eight Mile Rock represents Phase I.
“Kabala Medical Center, a state-of-the-art primary care clinic that encompasses a physician in Dr Dawn Gallagher, a full core lab, dialysis, and a minor emergency room where we will handle minor procedures. We’re very excited and we’re off to the races.”
Deveaux said that Doctor’s Hospital also plans to open a downtown outpatient centre in Freeport in September.
“Phase II is the flagship investment within the new hospital in Freeport. We have now acquired the First Industrial Centre in downtown Freeport and we’re going to turn that right into a 30-bed facility. We have now already accomplished the design and have almost concluded the demolition on the primary and second floors. Construct-out will probably be about nine to 12 months. By the summer of 2023, Grand Bahama must have a brand new hospital by Doctor’s Hospital.”
Deveaux said that the healthcare provider was working to kick the stigma that its services are expensive.
“Doctor’s Hospital shouldn’t be expensive anymore. It’s accessible to the Bahamian people and we wish people to understand that,” said Deveaux.