Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says $300-million has been spent on upgrading facilities at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital.

Touring the facility last Friday, Dr. Tufton said the upgrading was done through a mix of public and private sector partnerships.

Dr. Tufton noted that between December 2015 and April 2016, the Paediatric Nursery was expanded and equipped at a cost of $23-million.

He also pointed out the construction of the new female medical ward which was built at a cost of $136-million.

St. Ann’s Bay Hospital is a Type B facility.

It’s also the referral institution for three general hospitals and 70 health centers in Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann.