Construction ramping up at Whitehorse General Hospital

The Yukon Hospital Corporation has announced a busy construction schedule at Whitehorse General Hospital from March until July as work proceeds to expand the facility.

The Yukon Hospital Corporation has announced a busy construction schedule at Whitehorse General Hospital from March until July as work proceeds to expand the facility, including construction of a new emergency room.

In March the old ambulance station, which sits on part of where the hospital will be expanded, will be demolished. The expansion area will be fenced off for work to the exterior of the existing building.

By May, fencing will go around the main hospital site. The bus stop will be moved to the east side of the hospital. Public parking and access to the hospital won’t change.

In July, paved parking areas for patients and visitors will be built in front of the hospital. While this work, expected to take eight weeks, is being done, public parking will be moved to marked, nearby areas.

The plan is to keep the public up-to-date on the progress via the hospital’s website.

The hospital expansion is slated to cost $72 million, which includes the cost of the MRI facility that was completed in January last year.

Along with the new emergency department, which will have 17 beds instead of 10, a new second floor space is also being built. The expansion is expected to be complete by the fall of 2017 and open to the public by early 2018.

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