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Construction begins on the new Mills Memorial Hospital, British Columbia

Construction of a new hospital, the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, British Columbia has begun. The CAD$ 622.6 million facility will have 78 hospital beds, more than twice the size of the current facility, and private rooms. The facility will have two trauma bays, four operating rooms, six stretcher bays and the latest imaging equipment. Northern Health will work with local and regional First Nations to ensure the hospital is welcoming and culturally safe. The work consisted of creating an indigenous advisory working group that will continue throughout the project and will provide information on the new facility.

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The new Mills Memorial Hospital will serve as the level 3 inpatient trauma and surgery center in the Northwest Region, providing immediate examination, resuscitation, surgery and intensive care to injured persons. stabilized, they must be transported to another location. The new hospital will be built at the northern end of the current hospital grounds and should be ready for patients in 2025. The existing facilities will be demolished to make room for more parking spaces.

“This is an exciting time for the people of Terrace and the region as they work on a state-of-the-art hospital. Much has been said about a new Terrace Hospital, which is 11 years old when an original request was made to replace the facility.I am proud that our government has recognized the need and taken steps to bring us to this important milestone, ”said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. The cost of the project is shared between the provincial government through Northern Health and the Northwest Regional Hospital District.

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