2013 was a year to forget for the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, chiefly because of the bacterial outbreak at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which claimed 8 lives of new born babies.
Since then, money has poured in, both for renovations to the current unit and a new unit.
Today public relations manager for KHMH Niall Gillett invited PLUS News to be the first media house to see how the renovations are coming along. He told us tha tthere is nota date for opening as yet, but the renovations are well on the way. From the inside to the outside, the hospital’s parking lot is the latest addition to Belize City’s concrete revolution. Gillett updates on its progress.
Mr. Niall Gillett- Public Relations Manager of thr Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital
“Correct. As you can see the parking lot has been dramatically improved. The location has been cemented in the trend that is going on in the city. There are a few more things ready to be done, like the painting of the lines, etc.; There is some flora that is still going to be in the parking lot. In itself, it looks very beautiful and then when it is finished. There are control mechanisms that have to be put in”.
When the installations are complete the hospital will implement its plans to charge for parking to all non-patients and staff and provide a slot for taxi operators to work in.
The renovations to the parking lot cost $256,000 and the NICU upwards of $6 million, mostly raised in donations solicited through the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis-Barrow and her Lifeline Foundation.