January 20, 2016 - 9:28 AM
PENTICTON - The patient care tower at the Penticton Regional Hospital is moving forward to the construction stage after the selection of a contractor this week.
The next stage in the process involves the finalization of a contract with Ellis Don Infrastructure by this spring, following which construction activities may begin.
Penticton MLA Dan Ashton says construction of the tower will create upwards of 1,900 jobs over the life of the project, which will be constructed in two phases.
The first phase will include a new patient care tower and parkade, including an ambulatory care centre, surgical services, 84 medical-surgical inpatient beds in single patient rooms, a medical device reprocessing unit and facilities for the University of B.C. medical faculty’s program.
Renovation of areas vacated by the first phase will create an expanded emergency department and updated pharmacy, store and support areas and will take place during phase two.
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