Manitoba invests in new hospital and upgrades in Dauphin
December 15, 2021
NEEPAWA, Man. – The Manitoba government has announced an investment of $127 million on a new hospital in Neepawa, Manitoba, in order to expand medical care to residents living in Westman. The hospital is currently in the planning stages.
The new facility will include at least 60 acute care inpatient beds and be double the size of the current hospital.
“Across the province, strategic investments in modern buildings, equipment and technology will support the delivery of many health services locally, improve access and wait times, and reduce the need for many patients to travel to Winnipeg for care,” said Premier Heather Stefanson (pictured).
The new Neepawa Health Centre will also include an expanded emergency department, a trauma room, a stretcher bay and an ambulance bay. It will have enhanced space for a number of programs, such as surgery, diagnostics and palliative care as well as various outpatient services including dialysis and chemotherapy.
A site for the new facility is being finalized and will be announced at a later date. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2025.
Stefanson made the announcement in Neepawa following another healthcare announcement that was made in Dauphin. The province is investing $5 million to increase inpatient capacity at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.
The expanded space will allow for more endoscopies and surgeries to be completed at the site.
The renovations include the relocation of all endoscopy procedures out of the operating rooms and into space vacated two years ago when the new emergency department became operational. The move will allow up to 300 additional endoscopies to be performed at the site each year while freeing up space in operating rooms.
Renovations will also include the relocation of the chemotherapy department and additional inpatient capacity.
Construction is expected to begin next year and be completed in 2023.