A new nursing station has opened in Grand Rapids, Manitoba to replace an existing structure built in 1983.
The new 7,000-sq.-ft. health facility includes three exam rooms, a two-stretcher trauma room, offices for visiting professionals, such as physicians, mental health workers and regional diabetes program staff.
“People in this community need access to high-quality health-care services, from primary and chronic disease care to diagnostics,” said Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen.
“This new facility will ensure residents in Grand Rapids, Misipawistik Cree Nation and the surrounding area receive this care close to home.”
The cost of the project was more than $8.2 million. An additional $1.2 million was provided for a traditional healing room in the attached federal building.
In addition to primary care services, the facility offers digital x-ray services and a laboratory with digital connections, which will allow test results to be transferred electronically.