The government of Antigua and Barbuda is moving ahead with its plans to relocate the Dialysis Unit at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) to its new location. In its recent cabinet notes, it stated that the Ministry of Works will complete the renovations of Edward Ward at the old Holberton Hospital to accommodate the transfer of the Dialysis Unit from the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC).

The notes further stated that The Dialysis Center is in need of more space and more machines in order to meet increasing demands for dialysis treatment.

A Cardiac Unit will occupy the space at the SLBMC where the Dialysis Unit has been since its inception. An outstanding medical institution will collaborate with the Ministry of Health to provide the human resource expertise required and to identify the additional experts and equipment that will also be needed to make the new Cardiac Unit meet the highest standards possible.