Manitoba Spending $28M on Health-Care Capital Projects

Manitoba Spending $28M on Health-Care Capital Projects

Cameron Friesen
Cameron Friesen speaks to media at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Manitoba government is funding 117 projects at health-care centres, hospitals and personal care homes across the province.

Nearly $28 million is being invested to respond to requests for safety and security projects at sites across Manitoba, as well as for equipment replacements, upgrades and repairs.

“There are hundreds of hospitals and personal care homes across the province, and they need to be built to the highest standards and regularly maintained to ensure the ongoing provision of quality care,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen.

More than $11.4 million is being spent on 13 projects costing more than $500,000, while $16.5 million is going towards 104 projects costing less than $500,000.

Some of the upgrades include:

• the redevelopment of the emergency department at Pine Falls Health Complex,
• the installation of a new roof at Thompson General Hospital and its neighbouring administrative building,
• the installation of a sprinkler system at Arborg and District Health Centre and Arborg Personal Care Home, and
• replacing the fire panel at Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks General Hospital.

The province says work will begin once the projects are publicly tendered and awarded.



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