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Province announces improvements to Fort McMurray Health Centre

Construction of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre building envelope is complete, on time and on budget. A better building results in a better healing environment for patients and staff along with reduced energy costs for taxpayers.

The $43 million upgrade created 240 construction and construction-related jobs for Albertans.

“I’m pleased to see the completion of this project, and to have had the opportunity to tour the improved facility,” said Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure .

“Alberta’s government will continue to ensure that our health facilities are safe, in good condition and will continue to operate for many years to come.”

Upgrades to the regions busy health centre started in the spring of 2016 and involved replacing and repairing the roof and building exterior to extend the lifespan of the Fort McMurray facility.

Construction activities included:

  • Replacing all exterior windows
  • Replacing the building exterior finish materials and support framing
  • Replacing building insulation
  • Resealing the building exterior
  • Installing phenolic panels (highly durable exterior wall panelling)
  • Replacing exterior doors
  • Replacing building roofing
  • Repairing interior window sills
  • Patching and painting interiors walls impacted by construction

Photo: MLA Laila Goodridge and Minister Prasad Panda see the improvements made at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre during a tour this month. (Gov. Alta. photo)

reporter@albertapressleader.ca

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