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Home Events Events Northern Health Region celebrates opening of newly refurbished Operating Theatre Rooms

Northern Health Region celebrates opening of newly refurbished Operating Theatre Rooms

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The Ministry of Health officially opened two newly refurbished Operating theatre rooms for the Northern Health Region Hospital in Orange Walk Town this past Monday to a small gathering which included most of the hospital’s staff and partner in health of that community.

The ceremony included opening remarks from the Hospital Administrator, Marvette MacFarlene who spoke of the excitement of the staff who had waited so long to see this day. She expressed gratitude on behalf of everyone at the hospital including the people of Orange Walk Town and surrounding communities who will most benefit from the services in a more comfortable environment.

Keynote address was delivered by the Minister of Health. Hon. Pablo Marin. He shared his commitment to see the completion of the project and also his satisfaction in the final renovations leading to the official opening. He assured the staff of the hospital that the completion of the project would not be the last time the Government of Belize invest to improve the infrastructure, equipment and human resources of the Northern Health Region but most importantly, “I ask you to take care of the new renovation space and equipment so we can have them for a long time.”

Renovations to the Operating theatre space included the removal of damaged ceiling, walls and flooring, as well as surgical lights and other equipment. Reinforcement of steel and wooden structure as wall as waterproofing works to the building. Other works included the installation of wall backsplashes for scrub basins, the replacement of electrical outlets and improvements to electrical power distribution system, improvements to the plumbing system, the revision and maintenance of gas distribution system and the replacement of all light and light fixtures among others. A new sterilizer bought a couple years prior and valued at $120,000 was also installed.

Total value of the renovations including the new sterilizer is approximately $500,000 financed through the Government of Belize. The project was managed through the National Engineering and Maintenance Center, Ministry of Health.