The Lloydminster Hospital and Home Care facility is receiving some provincial funding for well-needed maintenance upgrades
The Lloydminster Hospital is switching from pneumatic controls to digital, receiving a sterile storage space, its HVAC system is getting a motor and variable frequency drive upgrades, and the elevator and medical air compressors will receive improvements.
Next door to the hospital, the Lloydminster Home Care facility is getting its rooftop heating and cooling unit replaced
The funding is for shovel ready projects that were on the back burner due to other priorities in the health care system and to assist with the province’s economic recovery.
Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young believes the funding may have not been available this year if the pandemic didn’t happen.
“It’s the highest investment ever in healthcare that we as a government have put into the system. It’s good to see these projects will ensure a strong health care system not just in the province, but particularly in Lloydminster.”
Young believes projects like these will help those seeking jobs after the loss of work in the community over the past few years, which has been more significant due to the pandemic.
“Having some additional investment into the Saskatchewan side of Lloydminster will help to create some jobs.”
The Government of Saskatchewan announced $200 million to be designated towards health infrastructure in the province out of the $7.5 billion two-year capital plan.