Grande Prairie Regional Hospital

North Zone, Capital Projects

Budget:

  • $850 million (phase 1 and 2)

Highlights:

  • 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 new hospital will include:

  • An increase in the ICU spaces and allows for growth to the emergency department.
  • The new site will have 243 beds, compared to 161 at the existing Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Hospital.
  • A state of the art cancer centre with two radiation vaults, bringing radiation therapy services to the community and the surrounding region. The centre is part of a province-wide strategy to open a corridor of cancer care treatment centres across Alberta. Grande Prairie will become the fifth city in the province to offer radiation therapy, joining Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Red Deer.
  • Phase 2 construction, currently underway, includes a 28-bed mental health unit and an additional 32-bed medical unit being built-out in previously shelled space.
  • Eleven operating room suites (ORs), including two ORs supported by the Alberta Surgical initiative and a dedicated obstetrical OR in the maternity unit.
  • Obstetrics – space for an anticipated 2,150 annual births in the region.
  • Diagnostic imaging – including an MRI and future expansion capability.
  • Respiratory therapy, laboratory and medical device reprocessing.
  • Approximately 4,000 square metres for nursing and medical careers programing from the Grande Prairie Regional College.

Project Updates

Developed by:

Alberta Health Services & Alberta Infrastructure

Owned by:

  • Alberta Health Services

Operated by:

  • Alberta Health Services

Exterior of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.

Interior of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.