HSA launches general practice renovations

The Health Services Authority is undertaking major renovations of its General Practice Clinic that it says will deliver better care for patients.

The renovations will result in an additional consultation room, offices, additional waiting areas, improved rest rooms and a pharmacy dispensing area.

Hospital administrators said this week the result will be more doctors available, reduced waiting times and better healthcare delivery.

The building structure will also be enhanced together with a new metal roof. Outside the building a new pathway will be provided to improve access to and from other areas of the hospital.

The reconstruction works are about to begin and are scheduled to be completed by late July 2009.

In the interim, the HSA is warning visitors to the hospital to give themselves ample time for parking, as it may take longer to find a parking space, or they may need to park further from the entrance.

‘We are committed to minimising any inconvenience and ensuring your safety and comfort, by keeping major construction activities, which may necessitate interruptions in service, to a minimum during clinic hours,’ the authority said in a press release.

The Public Works Department is managing the reconstruction works, which is expected to cost a total of $700,000 and is being carried out by multiple consultants and contractors.

SEL Consultants were appointed to complete the architectural and structural design and MCW Consultants the mechanical and plumbing design works. The demolition works was awarded to KM Ltd, the re-roofing works to Advantage Metal Products and the electrical design and reconstruction works to Electra Tech. Tenders for the re-construction works close on 1 May 2009.

For more information, call the HSA’s patient services representative on 244-2820.

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