Hanna Health Cen­tre gets $150k up­grade.

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail

More than $150,000 has been in­vested at the Hanna Health Cen­tre to re­place the build­ing’s heat­ing sys­tem.

New high ef­fi­ciency boil­ers have been in­stalled to pro­vide heat and do­mes­tic hot wa­ter to ser­vice the fa­cil­ity.

Fund­ing for this project came from the Gov­ern­ment of Al­berta’s In­fra­struc­ture Main­te­nance Pro­gram (IMP). In re­cent years, an ad­di­tional $340,000 in IMP fund­ing has been in­vested in other projects at the Hanna Health Cen­tre, in­clud­ing re­place­ment of the fire alarm sys­tem, re­pairs to a wa­ter-soft­en­ing sys­tem, and resur­fac­ing the staff park­ing lot.

“These in­vest­ments are an im­por­tant part of help­ing our pa­tients stay well,” says Kerry Bale, Chief Zone Of­fi­cer in the Cen­tral Zone of Al­berta Health Ser­vices (AHS). “It is also vi­tal we keep our health care in­fra­struc­ture up to date and well main­tained.”

AHS, in part­ner­ship with Al­berta In­fra­struc­ture and Al­berta Health, is build­ing and re­new­ing fa­cil­i­ties across the prov­ince to pro­vide ac­ces­si­ble, sus­tain­able, qual­ity health care to all Al­ber­tans. AHS cur­rently has about 270 main­te­nance projects un­der­way through­out the prov­ince.

“No mat­ter where you live in the prov­ince, it’s im­por­tant that your health care needs can be met as close to home as pos­si­ble,” says Sarah Hoff­man, Deputy Premier and Min­is­ter of Health. “These projects help make that a re­al­ity, and are part of our com­mit­ment to man­age and im­prove health in­fra­struc­ture and cap­i­tal across Al­berta.”

Each year, AHS sub­mits a list of IMP pri­or­ity ren­o­va­tion, re­pair or up­grade projects for the next three years to Al­berta Health and Al­berta In­fra­struc­ture to en­sure the projects meet pro­gram cri­te­ria. Projects are ranked in pri­or­ity from those that must be done im­me­di­ately to en­sure safety and health of pa­tients and staff, to non-ur­gent projects that need to be ad­dressed over time.

Tak­ing into ac­count the di­verse needs of Al­ber­tans, AHS is strate­gi­cally in­vest­ing in the health sys­tem to sup­port pa­tients and com­mu­ni­ties to stay healthy and man­age ill­ness ef­fec­tively.

AHS main­tains more than 450 fa­cil­i­ties through­out the prov­ince, in­clud­ing hos­pi­tals, clin­ics, con­tin­u­ing care fa­cil­i­ties, men­tal health fa­cil­i­ties and com­mu­nity health sites.

Al­berta Health Ser­vices is the pro­vin­cial health au­thor­ity re­spon­si­ble for plan­ning and de­liv­er­ing health sup­ports and ser­vices for more than four mil­lion adults and chil­dren liv­ing in Al­berta. Its mis­sion is to pro­vide a pa­tient-fo­cused, qual­ity health sys­tem that is ac­ces­si­ble and sus­tain­able for all Al­ber­tans.

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