Tuesday , 27 October 2020
The front entrance of Lloydminster Hospital. (Lloyd Connect)

Lloydminster Hospital, Home Care Facility receiving provincial funding for upgrades

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.

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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