News Release - September 1, 2000
IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCAL HEALTH FACILITIES
The East Central Health District is moving ahead with plans to renovate and
upgrade health care facilities in Yorkton.
Health Minister Pat Atkinson gave approval-in-principle to district plans that
address fire safety needs, Occupational Health & Safety corrections,
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.
High provincial priority is being given to the following new East Central
Health District capital projects:
Yorkton Mental Health Centre (York & West Units) - installation of a
new fire alarm system and sprinklers; and re-roofing the York Unit; and
Yorkton Regional Health Centre - renovations to the operating room;
installation of new fire alarm and smoke detection system; installation
of a dual ventilation system to improve air quality in the operating
room; and renovations to medical ward washrooms to make them wheelchair
In addition, the district will continue to work with the department to finalize
an ongoing project to build a new long-term care facility to replace two older
For more information, contact:
Phone: (306) 787-4088