Prime Minister the Hon Philip Davis and Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville toured The Medical Pavilion Bahamas, a state-of-the-art facility on Collins Avenue, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Prior to the tour, they were privy to a video presentation of The Collins on Sixth Commercial Complex under construction, opposite the medical pavilion.
The Prime Minister said such facilities speak to the kind of Public-Private Partnership, envisioned in his government’s Blueprint For Change. “This is the kind of partnership that is necessary,” he said, while reaffirming that his government will prioritize implementing catastrophic healthcare insurance to make healthcare more affordable for all. The prime minister said he was impressed by what the medical pavilion offers, headed by President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Conville Brown, a leader in the field of Cardiology in The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Under the pavilion is the Bahamas Heart Centre, The Cancer Centre Bahamas, The Bahamas’ and Caribbean’s First Ambulatory Surgical Hospital & Intervention Centre, The Partners Stem Cell Centre, The Dialysis Centre, among other areas. The prime minister also noted that Dr. Brown is in the business of rendering healthcare to “the least among our people of all demographics. He has not forgotten what his profession is about – which is key for the common good.”
The nation’s leader said he appreciates that the government cannot do it alone, as “the health of a nation is the wealth of a nation.” “Dr. Brown is committed to achieving his vision. This is the kind of partnership that is necessary,” the prime minister stressed. Dr. Darville said he was aware of Dr. Brown’s accomplishments for a while, and he too was very impressed that the heart specialist is able to provide
medical care for Bahamians.
“The element of expansion is also impressive,” added Dr. Darville. The facility grew over the years from the Bahamas Heart Centre to The Bahamas Chest Centre, to the Medical Pavilion Bahamas, to Ambulatory Specialty Hospital. Set for completion in July 2022, the Collins on Sixth Commercial 7-storey complex is touted as an “ambitious much-needed and transformative initiative that is expected to energize a major renaissance of the Over-the- Hill Centreville-Collins Avenue construction, commercial banking, financial & residential communities with more than adequate parking and security.”
Dr. Brown thanked Prime Minister Davis and Dr. Darville for visiting the facilities, and is looking forward to the “ultimate Public-Private Partnership with the Government as we seek to serve and improve the health and well- being of our Bahamas, Bahamians and residents, and those beyond.”
Also present on the tour were Leon Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister; Wendall Marshall, construction manager; and Latasieh Carey, chief operating officer.
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