British Columbia hospitals get $423m for major upgrades, expansion:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Three British Columbia hospitals have had capital funding approved for major upgrade work, totalling Can$469m (US$423m). The largest of the three public-private investments is Can$269 for a new 320,000 square foot, 500-bed acute care facility, to replace the bulk of inpatient acitivity at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. This initial funding will be jointly contributed by the provincial government (Can$150m), the Capital Regional Hospital District (Can$100m) and the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Can$19m). The Kelowna General Hospital will receive Can$119m to build a new outpatient hospital and to "quadruple" the size of its emergency department. Can$81m has been approved to provide a new diagnostic and treatment building for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, an acute care facility.