More than $2.6 million invested in Drumheller healthcare

August 9, 2022

Upgrades improve services at the Drumheller Health Centre 

DRUMHELLER — More than $2.6 million has been invested at the Drumheller Health Centre to provide roof repairs and security upgrades.

The roof repairs on the centre will ensure the comfort of patients, staff, and visitors, and help extend the life of the building. Security upgrades include improvements to access, cameras, and duress systems to align with provincial best practices. 

“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. “This project helps make that a reality, and 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 these investments in healthcare,” says Nate Horner, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler. “Investments like these in rural Alberta are an important part in ensuring Albertans have access to healthcare facilities that are safe and secure; places that provide high-quality care when they or their loved ones are sick or injured.” 

Alberta Health Services (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 Drumheller Health Centre plays an important role in the well-being of this community,” says Mauro Chies, AHS Interim 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.