EDMONTON—A $11.7 million NICU renovation project has been completed at Alberta’s Stollery Children’s Hospital.
The project was funded as part of a $54.7-million project to develop and expand the critical care units at the facility. The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation provided an additional $1.2 million to fund comfort items for families using the NICU.
The project was completed under budget despite being built as an active care hospital and being temporarily halted in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The redevelopment includes 18 beds in single- or double-patient rooms, offering more privacy and space for patients and family members who stay overnight as their newborns undergo and recover from surgery.
“This new unit was built with the needs of families in mind and will provide them comfort during extremely stressful times as their critically ill newborns get the quality care they need at the start of their lives,” said Tyler Shandro, health minister, in a statement. “We’re pleased to support projects like these that build and support the strong health system available to all Albertans. Congratulations to Alberta Health Services and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation for their partnership in this work.”