This phase of the project is expected to support about 184 well-paying construction and related jobs in the Grande Prairie area.
Construction in shelled space at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital will get underway in July 2020 and is expected to be complete in July 2021. Funding for the project was identified in the 2020-2023 Capital Plan.
“I am excited that we are moving ahead so quickly on the development of these much-needed mental health beds in Grande Prairie. Projects like these are providing jobs today, while ensuring critical health infrastructure needs will continue to be met.”
“We are continuing to prioritize the mental health and addiction recovery of Albertans with the addition of 28 new treatment beds in northern Alberta. People in Grande Prairie and surrounding communities will now have access to the excellent treatment and recovery care available in our province.”
A new 28-bed mental health unit will replace the 18-bed unit at the existing hospital. This represents a 50 per cent increase to inpatient mental health capacity in Grande Prairie.
Earlier this month, construction of the 240-bed Grande Prairie Regional Hospital was completed and the project was turned over to Alberta Health Services to begin operational commissioning, which is expected to be complete by mid-2021.
Alberta’s government is helping create thousands of good jobs for Albertans by building schools, roads, and other core infrastructure that benefits Albertans and communities. It will further diversify our economy by helping sectors grow and succeed and returns investment to our province by ensuring we have the most competitive tax environment in Canada.
- The 28-bed mental health unit will consist of 14 adult beds, six psychiatric intensive care unit beds, four youth beds and four geriatric beds.
- The additional 32-bed inpatient unit is medicinal/surgical space.