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Concrete section completed for patient tower at Royal Inland Hospital

The concrete phase for the new Royal Inland Hospital patient care tower is now complete and residents can expect the doors to open in the summer of 2022. The structural steel phase is now underway.
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September 18, 2020 - 5:10 PM

The concrete phase for the new Royal Inland Hospital patient care tower is now complete and residents can expect the doors to open in the summer of 2022.

The structural steel phase is now underway, according to an Interior Health news release.

The patient care tower is a $417-million project to construct a nine-storey hospital tower at the hospital. The new tower will feature single-patient rooms equipped with their own washroom, enhancing privacy and infection prevention and control measures.

It will also include child and adolescent mental health services, maternal and child health services, respiratory therapy services, surgical suites, a mental health and substance use inpatient unit, a rooftop helipad as well as patient registration and retail space.

READ MORE: Here's a first look at Royal Inland Hospital's new tower

Construction began on the tower in September 2018. It will open to patients in the summer of 2022 and Phase 2 renovations will commence shortly afterward, including an expansion to the emergency department, pediatrics, post-anaesthetic recovery and the morgue.


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