March 02, 2015 - 11:55 AM
PENTICTON - A new residence facility for visiting medical students and locum physicians is being prepared near Penticton Regional Hospital’s psychiatric unit.
The second half of a factory built, single storey residence was lowered into place Feb. 28 on the hospital grounds.
A $500,000 donation by Lloyd and Lota Jobling to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation made the new facility possible. Foundation Director Janice Perrino said the new residence will replace an aging trailer which has been used as a medical student’s residence for nearly 30 years.
The new housing, which will be fully furnished, will be known as the Lloyd and Lota Jobling House.
The residence contains six bedrooms, kitchen facilities and a lounge, in addition to a small shed that will be made available for bicycles and other items.
The Lloyd and Lota Jobling House should be ready for occupancy in April.
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