Grande Prairie Regional Hospital (GPRH) serves a diverse population from throughout northwest Alberta.
The Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) building remains open. To view a list of services being provided, visit the QEII facility’s service listing page.
Grande Prairie Regional Hospital (GPRH) opened Dec. 4, 2021 and includes a wide-range of services including surgery, cancer care and emergency services. GPRH has all single inpatient rooms, including medical, mental health, intensive care, obstetrics, pediatrics and more.
There are two radiation vaults in the new state-of-the-art cancer centre, bringing radiation therapy services to the community and the surrounding region. This is a first for Northern Alberta. Outpatient programs include specialized clinics, medical day procedures, and a cardiac/respiratory program.
In partnership with Grande Prairie Regional College, an educational area at the new hospital will be used for the education of nurses and other healthcare professionals.
There’s also a five story parkade with parking for the public and staff at the hospital in addition to surface parking.
For a virtual tour of the new hospital and to hear about the work that’s happened to get the facility ready for patients, visit our YouTube channel.
The QEII emergency department is now permanently closed. Anyone in need of emergency medical care should go to the new GPRH site, located at 11205 110 Street in Grande Prairie.
The emergency department at the new hospital opened at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, December 4. Throughout the day, a total of 99 patients were relocated from the QEII to the new hospital. There were 1,192 AHS staff members involved in the move, along with 24 physicians and 95 volunteers.
It took approximately 11 hours to shift care to the new site, with the first patient leaving the QEII at 6:45 a.m. and the last patient leaving at 4:50 p.m. Saturday. The move finished ahead of schedule thanks to a variety of factors including extensive preplanning, and enthusiastic cooperation and collaboration across the various teams involved.
Patients were transported to GPRH using a total of 17 different Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles, including eight traditional ambulances, two critical care units, one neonatal intensive care (NICU) ambulance, a 40 foot multi-patient EMS bus, four non-urgent transport units, and a recreation therapy bus.
The first emergency department visit at the new hospital took place at approximately 6:45 a.m. The first surgery was completed at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, while the first baby was born on site on December 5th at 7:35 a.m.