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Groundbreaking for the New $590 Million Dawson Creek and District Hospital

Introduction:

Exciting Progress: Construction Set to Begin in July for the New Dawson Creek and District Hospital

Features:

An important milestone has been reached as the government has selected a preferred proponent and signed the Design Build Agreement.

The new hospital will cover approximately 24,500 square meters (263,000 square feet) and will include 70 beds, marking an increase of 24 beds compared to the current capacity.

The emergency department will be expanded, doubling in size, and the treatment spaces will increase from 10 to 15.

The facility will offer a range of services, such as surgical services, chemotherapy, ambulatory care, radiology, clinical support, and pharmacy services.

Additional features will include a laboratory, diagnostic imaging facilities, physical rehabilitation spaces, and a perinatal unit to support new parents and families.

To enhance mental health services, there will be a new inpatient suite with an increased number of beds from 15 to 18.

The hospital will be constructed in Treaty 8 territory, which is historically significant as the ancestral home of the Beaver, Cree, Saulteau, Sicannie (Sikanni), and Slavey peoples.

Inclusivity measures will be implemented, including a spiritual room accessible to people of all cultures and faiths. The project also aims to incorporate Indigenous perspectives pending input and feedback from committees and working groups.

The construction project aims to create a modern and sustainable facility that will cater to the community's healthcare needs for many years to come.

The project aims to achieve substantial completion by fall 2026, with the hospital ready to receive patients in 2027.

Specifications:

Name:  Dawson Creek and District Hospital

Type:    Construction

Year:     2027

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