- A new regional hospital and cancer centre in Grande Prairie will help more northern patients receive specialized and complex care, closer to home and with shorter wait times.
- The new hospital in Grande Prairie will function as a regional referral centre, providing health services to northwestern Alberta residents.
- The existing Queen Elizabeth II Hospital will continue as a health care facility to be used to provide ambulatory, community and other health services. The redevelopment provides an opportunity to support integrated, accessible and family-centred care. Alberta Health Services will operate on the two sites.
The new hospital will include:
- 200 inpatient beds – including medical, surgical and rehabilitation, intensive care, cardiac care, neonatal intensive care, pediatric and mental health beds;
- An emergency department – designed as the primary emergency facility for the Grande Prairie region, supplemented by the urgent care services that will be provided at the existing Queen Elizabeth II Hospital;
- Nine operating rooms – with the ability to expand to 10 in the future;
- A cancer centre – bringing radiation therapy services to the community;
- Obstetrics – space for an anticipated 2,150 annual births in the region by 2025;
- Diagnostic imaging – including an MRI and future expansion capability;
- Mental health, respiratory therapy, laboratory and pharmacy services; and
- Approximately 4,000 square metres for the nursing and medical careers program from the Grande Prairie Regional College.