WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government will spend $9.7 million to upgrade a handful of health-care facilities across the province.
The funding targets 13 specific projects surrounding building maintenance and safety.
“Proper building maintenance and upgrades are needed to make sure the facilities remain in good repair, are safe for patients, staff and visitors, and continue to ensure the provision of quality care,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen.
“These much-needed investments will benefit patients across the province.”
The projects include:
• the second phase of a sprinkler installation project at E.M. Crowe Hospital and Personal Care Home in Eriksdale;
• a new fire alarm system for Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall;
• a new fire alarm system for Arborg and District Health Centre;
• a new, two-bay emergency medical services facility in Easterville;
• asbestos removal in the kitchen area at The Pas Health Complex, as well as upgrades to humidity control in the operating room;
• a hot water system replacement at Winnipegosis Health Centre;
• a fire stop and fire separation installation at Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg;
• the second phase of a sprinkler installation project at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg;
• a new operating room air-handling unit and dehumidification control installation at Winnipeg’s St. Boniface General Hospital;
• a new air conditioner at Actionmarguerite St. Joseph in Winnipeg; and
• the upgrading of suicide prevention equipment at the PsycHealth Centre and Addictions Unit at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.
Friesen says the work will begin once the projects are publicly tendered and awarded.