Posted on Sep 12, 2016

$2 Million in Funding Announced for Sturgeon Community Hospital Under Infrastructure Maintenance Program

Our government is addressing outstanding maintenance issues at hospitals and health facilities across the province.

This morning, MLA Trevor Horne and I joined Health Minister and Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman to announce over $2 million in funding for a new boiler system and labratory renovations at the Sturgeon Community Hospital, here in St. Albert. The current boiler system at the Sturgeon is nearly twenty-five years old, so this investment marks a long-term commitment from our government for the continued health and viability of the hospital.

This funding is part of the larger Infrastructure Maintenance Program, through which funding is provided to AHS by Alberta Health and Infrastructure over a series of rolling three-year plans that identify maintenance priorities across the health system. 

These necessary projects have been delayed for far too long, and our decision to fund them will boost employment and the long-term stability and quality of care in our health system.

For the 2016-17 fiscal year, our Alberta Jobs Plan committed $131 million towards more than 600 health facility maintenance and renewal projects under the Infrastructure Maintenance Program across the province.

You can learn more about the IMP and what it means for St. Albert and other communities here.