PCL Construction Management Inc. will be taking on the design and construction of a new acute care tower on the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert. The new acute care tower will be located on the north side of the existing facility and feature many new upgrades.

The new tower will have a heliport on the roof, an expanded emergency department, larger operating rooms and more. Overall, between the expansion of the hospital and the existing facility capacity of the hospital will increase 40 percent, going from 173 beds to 242.

“I am proud that our government is getting this project done and that it is the largest single investment, private or government, in the history of Prince Albert.” SaskBuilds and Procurement Minister and MLA for Prince Albert Carleton Joe Hargrave said. “This hospital will bring expanded and state of the art service to Prince Albert and the North and will benefit all of Saskatchewan upon completion.”

Boreal Health Care has partnered on this project and is making significant contributions towards the furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the hospital. The addition of an MRI and a second CT scanner will improve access and allow for complex diagnostics to happen closer to home for people in northern communities.

“The Victoria Hospital project is a significant investment in Prince Albert and surrounding area and will go a long way to accommodate the growing needs of the northern communities it serves,” Health Minister Everett Hindley said. “I want to personally express my sincere gratitude to Boreal Healthcare Foundation¬†for their continued efforts and support to help make this project a reality.”

In the new tower there will also be a First Nations and Metis Cultural space which Prince Albert Grand Council and Saskatchewan Health Authority are working together on to design. PCL will also engage with local and Indigenous vendors to deliver services for the construction.

The value of the construction contract is $898 million, and construction of the new tower is set to begin this spring with the hope to be completed by 2028.

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