Medical Facilities Receive Upgrades and Planning in Budget
The province’s five-year capital plan allocates $17 million to expand the Stollery Children’s Hospital surgical suite, and $50 million to redevelop and expand the hospital’s critical care units.
In addition to funding for the Stollery, the province’s five-year capital plan includes the following investments in health-care facilities in the Edmonton area:
- Approximately $47 million for Kaye Edmonton Clinic, including a new state of the art urology clinic, and
- $20 million for long-term planning for the Royal Alexandra and Misericordia hospitals.
In Calgary, the 2015 budget brings a commitment to build the Calgary Cancer Centre at the Foothills Hospital. After analysis of the site this summer, a final location has been chosen for the facility on the northeast corner of the Foothills Medical Centre Campus. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 and the centre is expected to open by 2024.
Budget 2015 includes $2.2 billion for health infrastructure over the next five years. A total of $652 million will go towards addressing maintenance needs at health-care facilities across the province.
Investments in other health-care facilities in Calgary and across the province include:
Edson Healthcare Centre
Foothills Medical Centre
Grande Prairie Regional Hospital
High Prairie Health Complex
Kaye Edmonton Clinic South
Lethbridge Chinook Regional Hospital
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
Northern Lights Regional Hospital (Fort McMurray)
Peter Lougheed Centre (Women’s Services and Vascular Renovations)
South Health Campus
Stollery Children’s Hospital