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September 25, 2018

PROVINCE INVESTS NEARLY $10 MILLION TO UPGRADE HEALTH FACILITIES ACROSS MANITOBA

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Much-needed Investments will Benefit Patients Across the Province: Friesen

The Manitoba government will upgrade health-care facilities across the province by investing approximately $9.7 million in 13 new projects, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.

“Proper building maintenance and upgrades are needed to make sure the facilities remain in good repair, are safe for patients, staff and visitors, and continue to ensure the provision of quality care,” said Friesen.  “These much-needed investments will benefit patients across the province.”

The minister noted several of the projects include work to improve fire safety and sprinkler systems in personal care homes and health-care facilities, as well as upgrades to emergency medical service (ambulance) facilities.

The projects include:
•    the second phase of a sprinkler installation project at E.M. Crowe Hospital and Personal Care Home in Eriksdale;
•    a new fire alarm system for Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall;
•    a new fire alarm system for Arborg and District Health Centre;
•    a new, two-bay emergency medical services facility in Easterville;
•    asbestos removal in the kitchen area at The Pas Health Complex, as well as upgrades to humidity control in the operating room;
•    a hot water system replacement at Winnipegosis Health Centre;
•    a fire stop and fire separation installation at Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg;
•    the second phase of a sprinkler installation project at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg;
•    a new operating room air-handling unit and dehumidification control installation at Winnipeg’s St. Boniface General Hospital;
•    a new air conditioner at Actionmarguerite St. Joseph in Winnipeg; and
•    the upgrading of suicide prevention equipment at the PsycHealth Centre and Addictions Unit at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.

Each year, the regional health authorities, CancerCare Manitoba, Shared Health and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba submit requests for safety and security projects at sites across the province.  Timely equipment replacements, upgrades and repairs ensure services continue to be available for patients.

Work will begin once the projects are publicly tendered and awarded, the minister noted.

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