The first new Edmonton hospital since 1988: Coming to Heritage Valley
The rumours are true. Edmonton’s getting a brand new hospital, and it will enrich the lives of southwest Edmonton residents for generations. Residents who live in Allard will be only a short drive from the state-of-the-art healthcare facility.
The new hospital will be located here:
The Alberta government has pledged $400 million over the next four years to initiate the project. Here’s what’s proposed:
- 350 to 500 beds
- Emergency care
- Mental health care
- Ambulance services
Premier Rachel Notley is excited about what she calls a “state of the art facility” that will “meet the healthcare needs of Edmonton families for decades to come.” The government’s goal: to start construction in 2019 and have the doors open in 9 years.
Click here to read the Global news report! about the new hospital.
The New Hospital Could Speed Up LRT Construction
Southwest Edmonton is one of the city’s fastest growing areas — the go-to place to buy a home. According to one news report, a new hospital means city council is even more eager to complete the southward expansion of the LRT from Century Park. Giving people a safe, reliable means of transportation is top-of-list for the City.
Minister of Infrastructure Brian Mason notes: “I’m excited that Alberta Infrastructure will lead the construction of the first hospital to be built in Edmonton in over a generation. This will be one of the largest and most technologically advanced health facilities in the city, and is an example of the kinds of infrastructure investments our government is making to make life better for Albertans.”