Grace Hospital to See New $10.5M MRI Suite

WINNIPEG — The Grace General Hospital will be home to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite, providing approximately 2,800 scans annually.

Health Minister Sharon Blady said Monday the $10.5 million suite will be 5,000 square feet and include staff offices, waiting areas, washrooms, housekeeping, storage, change rooms, sedation bays, the MRI control room, the MRI room and an equipment room.

“This project is an important addition to the services available at the Grace General Hospital and I’m excited it’s now moving forward,” Blady said. “It will add capacity for thousands of additional scans each year, ensuring patients have timely access to these much-needed diagnostic tests.”

Current plans are to locate the suite next to the existing diagnostics, imaging and laboratory department.

The suite is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.

— Staff