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Alberta sets aside $100M to speed up prep work for Red Deer hospital expansion

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February 27, 2020 by On-Site Staff

The Alberta government is spending $100 million to get a long-planned expansion project at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre off the ground.

The latest in a string of provincial health care infrastructure investments will help finalize key project details such as scope, schedule and budget.

“For years, residents of central Alberta and Red Deer have been calling for their hospital to be expanded,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, said in a release. “Our government is the first to listen. I’m proud to announce funding will be made available as part of Budget 2020 for the first phase of the Red Deer hospital expansion.”

The government pointed to the hospital in Red Deer — midway between Edmonton and Calgary — as the busiest in the province outside the province’s two largest cities.

The initial $100 million investment aims to get the project underway sooner, but the total cost of the expansion and timeline has yet to be determined.