Regina’s new Urgent Care Centre (UCC), located at 1320 Albert Street, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 85 percent completion in its construction phase.
Graham Construction, who is leading the project, has finished the structural framework, roofing, interior framing, electrical systems, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and drywall installation.
The focus has now shifted to the final stages of the project, with interior finishings taking precedence. This encompasses the application of paint, trim, wall protection, flooring, and millwork, bringing the facility closer to its total operational capacity.
“I look forward to the new Urgent Care Centre providing residents with new pathways to seek care whether it be for minor ailments or for those seeking immediate support for mental health and addictions,” Health Minister Everett Hindley said. “This will not only increase patient access to our health care system but also alleviate pressure on our emergency departments.”
Following the conclusion of construction, Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) teams will install the necessary equipment, provide training to medical teams adapting to the new environment, verify patient flow plans, and prepare to welcome patients.
“With work progressing on the new Urgent Care Centre, the SHA is focused on and committed to delivering the right care, in the right place for the people of Regina and surrounding area,” Saskatchewan Health Authority Chief Executive Officer Andrew Will said. “Our care teams look forward to welcoming patients by summer 2024.”
The Regina Urgent Care Centre is poised to function as a crucial alternative to Emergency Departments, explicitly catering to non-life-threatening illnesses, injuries, and mental health support requiring immediate treatment. The facility will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an anticipated opening date in the summer of 2024.