The second in a series of open houses was held Wednesday to again receive public input on major renovations to the Flin Flon General Hospital emergency room. Northern Health Region CEO Helga Bryant says they now have the architects in place to put plans into space. She says what they have is a number of models that have been sketched up that are possibilities that would fit on the footprint of the space and give them and the public some idea of what’s going to be close to what such as needing the trauma room right beside where the ambulances drop off so its just starting to get some shape.
Byrant adds the Northern Health Foundation tasked with raising the 2.2 million dollar community commitment to the 22 million dollar project is establishing its bylaws and acquiring charitable status but the amount is now below 2 million dollars because their housing properties and staff parking land will be a credit when they become part of the new parking lot. The renovations are to start next year with completion in 2017.