WINNIPEG — The Province of Manitoba is investing $9.7 million in 13 new health care projects involving upgrades to existing facilities.
Several of the projects involve improvements to fire safety and sprinkler systems in personal care homes as well as upgrades to emergency medical service facilities.
A new fire alarm system is planned for Arborg and District Health Centre and for Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall; fire stop and fire separation installation will take place at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg; and the second phase of a sprinkler installation project will occur at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg.
The city will also see a new operating room air-handling unit and dehumidification control installation at St. Boniface General Hospital, a new air conditioner at Actionmarguerite St. Joseph and upgrades to suicide prevention equipment at the PyscHealth Centre and Addictions Unit at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.
A hot water system replacement is planned at Winnipegosis Health Centre as well as asbestos removal in the kitchen area and humidity control upgrades in the operating room at the Pas Health Complex. A sprinkler installation project at E.M. Crowe Hospital and Personal Care Home in Eriksdale will also enter its second phase.
“Proper building maintenance and upgrades are needed to make sure the facilities remain in good repair, are safe for patients, staff and visitors, and continue to ensure the provision of quality care. These much-needed investments will benefit patients across the province,” said provincial Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen in a statement.
Work will begin once the projects are publicly tendered and awarded, Friesen added.