The Chair of the Northern Health Foundation Brent Lethbridge spoke to the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce yesterday on the General Hospital emergency room redevelopment. He explained a study showed the emergency room desperately needed an upgrade to improve the services they can provide. Lethbridge said the total cost of the project has risen to 25 million dollars and the local areas contribution is 2.4 million. He said so far to date through the efforts of the Northern Health Foundation a lot of money has already been raised. He noted the price has gone up a bit as after the tender process they see they have to come up with about another 300 thousand dollars which leaves them about 800 thousand dollars short so they’re approximately two thirds of the way there.
Lethbridge added there has been fund raising projects and large donations from the Town of Creighton and the Rotary Club but now he’s going to be approaching local businesses and citizens to help complete the fund raising. Donations can be made right up to the completion of the project a couple of years down the road.