- $850 million (phase 1 and 2)
- 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.
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Exterior of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.
Interior of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.