Central Government Laboratory to Relocate

October 21, 2010

Minister of Health Walter Roban announced that in line with the re-development of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Department of Health services presently operating out of the Old Hospital Building on Point Finger Road will be relocated. As a result, services provided by the Central Government Laboratory, Vector Control and Environmental Health Section will be impacted.

The Minister said that the Bermuda Hospitals Board is “making excellent progress” regarding the hospital redevelopment project and it is now time for Department of Health services to vacate the building to allow the work to proceed. The move of the Central Government Laboratory in particular will be a complex move and therefore urine drug testing services will be suspended effective 25th October 2010 and resume in December.

The Ministry of Health apologizes for any inconvenience caused to the public during the time services will be suspended. The Minister noted that “this is truly the result of progress. Since there is only one purpose built laboratory in Bermuda, we have to cease providing service in one location to allow us to dismantle our equipment, move and then have technicians come in to re-install them in our new location.”

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