BRANDON — A record $812 million in funding by the Manitoba government will expand and renovate health-care facilities in the province.
Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement Monday outside the Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC), which will receive nearly $70 million for health services in the Wheat City.
“Better health care for all Manitobans, with reduced wait times and improved access with more services closer to home, requires a bold vision and action plan for a stronger, more prosperous province,” said Pallister.
“Together, we are planning for that future – for our children and our grandchildren – by listening to our public health-care leaders and the ideas of our doctors, nurses and other health professionals, and investing in solutions that are made-in-Manitoba for Manitobans.”
The funding will spread across approximately 38 projects, including new facilities, as well as renovations and expansions to existing infrastructure.
Brandon will see the expansion and renovation of clinical spaces within the health centre and for enhanced cancer services at the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, including a 7,000-sq.-ft. expansion.
Renovations at the BRHC will include approximately 30 new medicine beds, a new intensive care unit with additional staffed adult beds, and a renovated and expanded neonatal intensive care unit. Construction will start next year and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2025.
Details on the additional projects will be announced over the coming months.
The announcement was the first of two surrounding health-care in Manitoba on Monday. Premier Pallister will make another announcement in Portage la Prairie this afternoon.
Watch Monday’s announcement:
This story will be updated.