Tuesday, May 10, 2005

MoD 'Go Ahead' for Health Centre in Gibraltar

Ministry of Defence has confirmed that construction of an Integrated Health Facility at Devil’s Tower Camp will be put out to tender in August.

The new healthcare facility will bring the current capabilities at the Royal Naval Hospital and the Joint Medical and Dental Unit under one roof, said an MoD spokesman.

Commodore Allan Adair, Commander British Forces Gibraltar has welcomed confirmation of the go-ahead. He said:

“This is not only good news for our people based in Gibraltar but for the entire population.

The RNH and the Joint Medical and Dental Unit have served us well but it makes more sense to be able to have both capabilities in a single Health Centre under one roof. This means that we can release the existing buildings to the Government of Gibraltar and is welcome evidence of our continuing operational commitment to Gibraltar.”

The MoD said the buildings are expected to be handed over to the Gibraltar Government as soon as practicable once the new complex is fully operational. Works are expected to commence as soon as possible to have the new centre up and running by autumn 2007.


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