Stonewall District Health Centre will be benefiting from a more than $150,00 boiler replacement through provincial funding. (Juliet Kadzviti/The Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times)
The province’s Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced Manitoba approved 120 projects that would ensure health-care facilities are properly maintained by providing almost $30 million worth of funding Feb. 26 in Steinbach.
“It’s important that we regularly invest in the maintenance of our health-care system to make sure repairs are done and the most up-to-date equipment is used to support quality care,” Goertzen said, in a prepared statement. “These investments will ensure that sites continue to meet provincial, national and international standards and keep facilities in good repair.”
Each year, the Manitoba’s RHAs and other organizations submit their project requests which are then approved by province.
This year, there are 44 projects estimated to cost more than $150,000 each for a total of $21.8 million. An additional $6.8 million will address 80 projects estimated to cost less than $150,000. The remaining $1.4 million will be held in reserve in case of any emergent project needs.
In the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, investments that will cost more than $150,000 each include primary electrical distribution upgrades to Hunter Memorial Hospital and Goodwin Lodge in Teulon, air conditioning upgrades to Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall and a boiler replacement at the Stonewall District Health Centre.
Investments under $150,000 each include a design consultation for the boiler replacement at SDHC. and exit pad replacements at Hunter Memorial Hospital and Goodwin Lodge.
Other projects that will begin later this year include the installation of sprinkler systems, upgrades to fire safety equipment and roof replacements at sites across Manitoba.