July 20, 2022
FORT SASKATCHEWAN — More than $400,000 has been invested at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital to provide upgrades to the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system that will help extend the life of the units and ensure comfortable temperatures for patients and staff.
“All Albertans, no matter where they live, deserve and need access to our world-class health system, and they need it close to where they live,” says Jason Copping, Minister of Health. “Alberta’s government is committed to improving all aspects of our health care system, not just front-line services, but keeping the buildings in good operating condition as well. This project is part of our commitment to manage and improve health infrastructure and services across Alberta.”
Funding for these projects came from the Government of Alberta’s Infrastructure Maintenance Program (IMP).
“The community is pleased to have this investment in health care,” says Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville. “Investments like these in rural Alberta are an important part in ensuring Albertans have access to health-care facilities that are safe and secure; places that provide high-quality care when they or their loved ones are sick or injured.”
AHS, in partnership with Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Health, is building and renewing facilities across the province to provide accessible, sustainable, quality health care to all Albertans. AHS currently has about 540 maintenance projects underway throughout the province.
“The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital plays an important role in the well-being of this community,” says Mauro Chies, Alberta Health Services (AHS) President and CEO. “It is vital we keep our healthcare infrastructure current and up to date, and projects like this help maintain our facilities and ensure our patients receive quality care in the best environments.”
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.