The Back-up generators

Acute Care Wing weekly project update

Bermuda is just four weeks away from receiving the keys to its new Acute Care Wing. The Bermuda Hospitals Board will receive the keys from Paget Health Services on 12 June, at which point it can begin the preparation, training and orientation required for its September opening to the public.

“It’s an exciting time for all of us,” said BHB CEO Venetta Symonds. “We’re in countdown mode at the hospital with staff messaging every day offering us sneak peeks at the inside of the new wing, new equipment and systems.”

Works on the construction site are now concentrated around commissioning of all the various aspects of the building and installation of services and equipment.

Two generators able to power the new wing are in place and in fine working order. The machines were tested late last month. In place as a safeguard in the event of a power outage or disruption in power supply, each machine can provide 1,600 kilowatts of electricity.

Housed in units next to each other, each generator sits on a specially designed ‘floating concrete floor’ to minimise noise and vibration to the building structure.

Made by Baldor, the generators have 16-cylinder Mitsubishi engines. Each generator is about 22 feet long, 9feet wide and 9 feet tall. The engines themselves weigh 15,230 lbs each, and the overall weight of each of the generators is 35,671 lbs.

The new Acute Care Wing opens to the public this September. If you have any questions about departments and services moving to the new wing please contact Cathy Stovell on 239-1006 or email her on

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