Countdown On For Official Opening of Ft.St. John Hospital
By 250 News
Friday, June 01, 2012 03:51 AM
Kate O’Neil, Northern Health board member, accepts the honourary key to the FSJ Hospital and Peace Villa from Don Bourgeois, President of HCP Social Infrastructures, and ISL Health board member.
Fort St. John, B.C.- There are just 20 days before the new Ft. St. John Hospital and Residential Care centre will be officially open.
The symbolic “ handing over the keys” for the building, means Northern Health can start preparing for that official opening.
As of 6 a.m. on June 21st., the new Hospital will be fully operational and open to the public.
The project, constructed on a 40-acre parcel of land donated by the City of Fort St. John, includes a new 15,000 square metre acute care hospital with 55 acute care beds, an ICU, maternity ward, 2 state of the art operating rooms, an expanded ER and endoscopy suite.
Adjacent to the hospital is a new 7,500 square metre Residential Care Building consisting of 123 beds. The pods are designed to provide physo-geriatric care, special care and palliative care.
Total capital cost of the facility is $297.9 million; this includes $98 million from the Peace River Hospital District.
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