New Ile-a-la-Crosse Hospital Gets Green Light

Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 15:50



The provincial government has formally approved a plan to build an 11.5-million-dollar health facility in Ile-a-la-Crosse next year.


Premier Lorne Calvert first informed the residents of the northern village about the plan three years ago.


After years of negotiations between Saskatchewan Health and the Keewatin Yatthe Regional Health Authority, the province says it’s ready to release the funding needed to get the project off the ground.


The multi-use facility will also include space for a high school and will replace the existing St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ile-a-la-Crosse.


Mayor Max Morin is pleased the project is officially a “go”, but is disappointed they won’t have as many acute and long-term care beds as they had hoped.


Construction is expected to begin early next spring.