News Release - September 1, 2000
IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCAL HEALTH FACILITIES
The Lloydminster Health District is moving ahead with plans to renovate and
upgrade a number of health care facilities in Lloydminster.
Health Minister Pat Atkinson gave approval-in-principle to district plans that
address fire safety needs, Occupational Health & Safety corrections, energy
management initiatives, maintenance work and other building renovations.
"Reinvesting in local health care facilities is an essential part of our goal
to improve service delivery and ensure quality of care for people throughout
the province," Atkinson said.
Province-wide, Saskatchewan Health will spend $41.1 million on capital projects
this year. Of this amount, $7.7 million is available for new projects and
$33.4 million is committed to previously approved projects.
The Lloydminster Health District delivers health services to residents from
both Saskatchewan and Alberta because of Lloydminster's unique geographic
location. Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the district are planning to cost share
the 2000-2001 capital project involving upgrades to the Lloydminster Hospital.
High provincial priority is being given to the following new Lloydminster
Health District capital projects:
Lloydminster Hospital - Replacement of ambulance garage roof;
replacement of underground fuel storage tank and installation of above
ground fuel storage tank; and replacement of smoke detectors; and
Lloydminster Jubilee Home - Replacement of rooftop heating and cooling
Saskatchewan Health officials will continue to work with the Lloydminster
Health District to finalize plans for the capital projects.
For more information, contact:
Phone: (306) 787-4088