• 13 MAY 2019

New Central Block for Port of Spain General Hospital

Government signed the agreement for the construction of the new Central Block of the Port of Spain General Hospital today (13 May, 2019) in a ceremony at the Diplomatic Center, St Anns.

The state-of-the-art, 540-bed facility will include Accident and Emergency services, an operating theatre and recovery room, Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Unit and ancillary services.

Due to the old block’s aged infrastructure and damage from the 6.1magnitude earth­quake last Au­gust, it became necessary for Government to replace the building.

The project is expected to be completed in two phases – the first being demolition of the old block, which was started last September. The second phase will include the construction of the new block, which is estimated to take 24-30 months to complete. The design and construction will be in accordance with international best practices.

The one billion dollar project will be completed through a public-private partnership with Shanghai Construction Group Caribbean Limited (SCG Limited). SCG Limited submitted the best value for money proposal, which came in at $600 million less than the oth­er bidder.