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New patient tower moving forward at Royal Inland Hospital with $417 million budget

February 06, 2017 - 10:41 AM

KAMLOOPS - It’s official, a $417 million patient care tower at the Royal Inland Hospital is going forward.

The provincial government announced today, Feb. 6, the approval of a new patient tower at the hospital. Shovels are expected to be in the ground next year, says health minister Terry Lake in a press release, with doors opening in in 2022.

The new tower will include more parking, a new helicopter pad, mental health and surgical beds and new facilities for pregnancies. The project will also include renovations to the existing facility with an expansion to the emergency room and pediatrics unit.

The project will receive $225 million in funding from the province and Interior Health Authority, $172 million from the Thompson Regional Hospital District and $20 million from the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation.

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