Local MLAs made a pre-election announcement Friday of short- and long-term upgrades to the University Hospital of Northern B.C.
More immediately, they said business plan approval has been made for two projects:
- Adding 27 new beds by converting the existing second floor ultrasound and diabetes clinic space into a new medical inpatient unit. The project will also reconfigure the fourth floor for the relocation of the ultrasound unit.
The work is budgeted at $8 million and construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018 and create an estimated 29 direct and 19 indirect jobs.