Shetty hospital construction starts

Some 40 construction workers have started phase one of the Health City Cayman Islands in East End, but that number is expected to rise in the coming months. 

A news release from the developers, issued Wednesday, 20 February, stated that the number of construction workers at the site would increase to 200 to 300 during the next two months, with most of the crew being Caymanians. 

According to the developers of the project, popularly known as the Shetty Hospital, it is on schedule for its first patients to check into the 140-bed hospital in early 2014. 

The general contractor on the project is Cayman Healthcare Construction Group. 

Planned Area Development approval for the site was granted in January and the Central Planning Authority gave planning permission for the construction of the 107,000-square-foot hospital building earlier this month. 

The US$2 billion project will be built in phases over 15 years and will eventually include 2,000 beds. It is slated to provide open-heart and bypass surgery, angioplasty, heart-valve replacement, cancer treatment and organ transplants. 

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