The Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre will be getting $804,800 for new equipment and infrastructure upgrades, Health and Community Services Minister Susan Sullivan announced today.
“Upgrades to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre will continue to ensure that our medical professionals have the tools they need to deliver the best possible care to the people of the Burin Peninsula,” Sullivan said in a news release.
Here’s how the money will be spent:
• $400,000 to replace the facility’s air conditioning unit;
• $173,800 to complete renovations to the ambulatory care unit;
• $96,000 for eight laboratory refrigerators;
• $40,000 to replace electronic patient beds;
• $26,000 for a blood bank refrigerator and plasma freezer.
Work also continues on the new primary health-care centre in Marystown North.
A tender for the construction of the health-care centre is expected to be issued within a month.