Site selected for new hospital, city confirms

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Moose Jaw Union Hospital

By Joel van der Veen

A site has been selected for Moose Jaw’s new hospital, city manager Garry McKay confirmed Wednesday.

McKay said a deal between the City of Moose Jaw and Five Hills Health Region was finalized during city council’s executive meeting on Monday.

The city has agreed to sell a plot of 30.18 acres of land to the region. The location of the land has not been disclosed, but it will be the site of the new hospital.

“We’ve agreed on a land transfer,” said McKay.

Crews will begin preparing the land for construction later this year. The facility is expected to be open by 2015. Further details on the site will be released later this month.

The facility will replace the existing Moose Jaw Union Hospital; the original building dates back to 1948, while additional wings were constructed in 1954 and 1973.

The new building, announced last year, is expected to offer many improvements, according to a fact sheet provided by the province.

These will include a reduction of patient travel around the building by 40 per cent, and a 25 per cent reduction in energy costs.

The total cost of construction was estimated last year at $100 million, but more precise figures will be released soon.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Union Hospital

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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  • Marv
    April 06, 2012 - 01:13

    Moose Jaw guy, What do you mean mj continues to grow..in what way. The multiplex, field house, the only thing that is growing is the massive debt we are ringing up. One can;t count the new homes that are being built because job security in old M.J. is a joke. What happens if the Government cuts continue then what. Get your head out of the sand dude as we have some real worries here. This council is completley reckless with taxpayers money and at the rate were going we are all going to be in trouble. If you listen to Hagel and his followers everything is wonderful but the truth is if you aren't well off then chances are you are fighting to keep your head above water. It's time to wake up and I'd be willing to bet this fall massive changes will take place. We simply can't afford 4 more years of these dudes.

  • Moose Jaw guy
    April 05, 2012 - 09:34

    Great news. Moose Jaw continues to grow and improve the services for those in and around the City.

  • Realist
    April 04, 2012 - 20:53

    Mr.Mckay Is there going to be room made for parking this time?Or are you going to introduce a new bylaw to rid the city of this requirement.