Regina’s new Urgent Care Centre (UCC) that is currently being built at 1320 Albert Street is now 50 per cent complete thanks to crews from Graham Construction.
They’ve completed more than half of the roofing, fully installed the exterior sheeting, and completed three-quarters of the interior framing.
“It is exciting to see the progress on the new Urgent Care Centre unfold,” Health Minister Paul Merriman says.
“The new facility is an important addition to health care services for Regina and area residents and we look forward to its opening early next year.”
The facility’s heating, venting, air conditioning, mechanical, and electrical systems are now being installed.
The construction is expected to be completed later this year and it’ll open to the public once staff and furnishings are in place.
The facility will function as a more suitable option and an alternative to Emergency Departments for illnesses, injuries, and mental health issues which are not life-threatening but require treatment.
The SHA will own and operate the facility and planning for staffing is underway. The Regina UCC will be open 24/7.
“It is wonderful to see the amount of progress being made on the UCC,” says Saskatchewan Health Authority Acting Vice President of Infrastructure Information and Support, Michelle Mula.
“Once complete, the centre will give patients an alternative location to seek care and treatment for urgent, but non-life-threatening health concerns, including mental health and addiction support.”
The Government of Saskatchewan is building this urgent care centre as well as a second centre in Saskatoon as part of its $2 billion economic stimulus program.