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New North Battleford hospital reaches 60 per cent completion

Posted on May 8, 2017

Government officials joined residents, staff, and community members in North Battleford to celebrate 60 per cent completion of the province’s new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB).

“Our government recognizes the need for appropriate and timely access to mental health services, and the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is a key step forward in our commitment to improve those services,” Cox said. “This project remains important to our government, as well as to the people of Saskatchewan.”

Much of the exterior is now complete. Structural and secondary steel, metal decking, exterior wall panels, and roofing membrane have all been installed. Work now progresses to finish the building envelope, rough-in mechanical and electrical, and put in place the building’s “home-like” interior.

Graham Construction is leading the $407-million construction as part of the consortium team, Access Prairies Partnership.

Overall, contractors have put in more than 535,000 hours of work to keep the new SHNB on-time and on-budget. Twenty per cent of workers on site are Indigenous, with 25 Saskatchewan companies involved thus far.

The new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is a key step forward in government’s commitment to improve mental health services in Saskatchewan, and to act on the recommendations in the Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan.  This innovative approach to delivering mental health care and supports will ensure people get the help they need, when they need it, and in the best possible environment.

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