Initial activities will include installing safety fencing and a work site trailer, and establishing safety precautions.
The demolition will begin in early spring and take about four months to complete. Cleanup, levelling and seeding will follow to return the area outside the remaining north wing to a natural green field for residents to enjoy.
Workers employed by the beautification project will follow strict safety standards and protocols to ensure public safety during demolition and remediation.
The demolition of the south wing will have minimal impact to the day-to-day operations and services offered at the centre.
- Building a new rehabilitation unit, in addition to renovating administrative and palliative care areas in the north wing, will also begin in the spring.
- Pioneer House, a 44-unit supportive living centre opened in Lloydminster in 2017 to provide additional care spaces.
- Saskatchewan Health Authority operates all health services in Lloydminster, including the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre.
- Alberta Health Services owns the building.