June 03, 2014 - 3:37 PM
VERNON - A multi-million dollar construction project to finish the top two floors of Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s Polson Tower is set to begin Wednesday.
There will be a ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday to mark the construction start.
Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster will be in attendance.
The price tag on the new inpatient unit is $29.6 million, a cost shared by the provincial government, the North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.
The unit will feature 60 beds; 14 new ones and 46 relocated from elsewhere in the hospital. The majority of the rooms will be single-patient.
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