By Sarah Klein
A Winnipeg family has donated $3.25 million to the Grace Hospital for the construction of a new emergency department and specialized diagnostic equipment.
Local philanthropists Edward and Marjorie Danylchuk are behind the large donation, which will see the addition of new buildings named in their honour on the St. James hospital campus.
“We want Manitoba families to have the best medical care close to home,” said Health Minister Sharon Blady. “This expansion of the Grace will add more emergency health services in a state-of-the-art facility.”
The donation for the Tomorrow’s Grace Hospital Campaign is the largest individual contribution ever provided to a community hospital in Winnipeg.
A tender for the project was released in late September and construction is expected to start by the end of 2015.
Construction of a new, $10.5 million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is ongoing and expected to become operational in mid-2016.