Surrey: Premier David Eby and Health Minister Adrian Dix attended the groundbreaking for city’s new hospital and cancer centre on Tuesday.
Eby said the hospital, located in Cloverdale, will be completed in 2029 at a cost of almost three billion dollars.
He said the project is the largest capital investment south of the Fraser River in B.C.’s history.
The premier also said he spoke with a Surrey doctor who led a recent rally calling for improved health services in the city and thanked him for his efforts.
According to the province, the hospital will have 168 beds, including medical/surgical, high acuity and medical oncology beds. An emergency department with 55 treatment beds will come up at the facility.
In addition, the community will benefit from BC Cancer Centre with a 50-room oncology ambulatory care unit, the province said. — With The Canadian Press