The third in a series of open houses was held last night to receive public input on major renovations to the Flin Flon General Hospital emergency room. Northern Health Region CEO Helga Bryant says they are at the schematic stage which is placement of the rooms and will soon move into the design of the technology for the rooms. She says the fund raising for the 2.2 million dollar community commitment to the 22 million dollar project is into some really key aspects and that’s the credits related to the Saskatchewan residents that use our emergency department and our First Nations patients. She says there are conversations happening between the Manitoba and Saskatchewan government and there’s also some discussion beginning with the Federal government around the First Nations. She says those will be credits or allowance and these will form quite an impressive portion of that fund raising piece.
Bryant adds fund raising will continue locally with some special events being planned including a second Bollywood sometime in the fall. Site preparation for the start of construction is expected to begin next January.