VICTORIA — British Columbia’s Health Minister Adrian Dix says a significant step has been taken toward much needed upgrades to a hospital in Prince George, B.C.
Dix said during a news conference Sunday that a concept plan has been approved for a new patient care tower at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia.
He says the plan includes a new cardiac unit, surgical facilities and beds for mental health and addictions patients, and the price tag sits around $600 million to $700 million dollars.
Dix made the announcement as the B.C. government issued a flurry of press releases over the weekend, prompting speculation of an imminent election call.
Transportation Minister Claire Trevena added her name to the list of cabinet ministers who say they will not seek re-election.
Liberal health critic Shirley Bond tweeted that the announcement is essential for the region and follows years of calls for upgrades,