Construction on the state-of-the-Art Acute Referral Hospital in Arnos Vale will begin in earnest in January of 2023.
The now 82 million dollar project is expected to transform the delivery of health care in St Vincent and the Grenadines, providing critical care in many areas including cancer treatment, dialysis, radiation and chemotherapy.
Minister of Finance Hon. Camillo Gonsalves recently met with officials from the World and the International Monetary Fund IMF) ; initially the estimated cost of the project was 50 million dollars, but with the increase in prices globally, the World Bank has anticipated an increase to 82 million, 68 million of which they will provide.
A team from the World Bank will be here within the next two weeks to fine tune the management of the hospital. Final approval on the project from the World Bank is expected in August 2022.
The Hospital will be constructed on the Northern side of the runway on the Old ET Joshua Tarmac. Preliminary work on the project, including design, equipment, staffing needed was already completed.