The province is investing nearly $32 million into expanding Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced on Friday, October 1, 2021.
“Today’s announcement of the expansion and renovation at Bethesda Regional Health Centre will significantly reduce the need for those living in Steinbach and in the surrounding communities to travel elsewhere for care while providing the facility the capacity to continue to grow in the coming years to continue to meet the community’s needs,” said the premier.
The funding will see an addition and renovation that will provide 23 additional acute care beds and allow the facility to increase surgical capacity. Six dialysis stations will be built to provide renal services in the community.
The funding will also see treatment of patients for a wide variety of needs at the site including palliative and end of life care, chronic and cardiopulmonary disease and women’s health.
“Our population is aging and our government’s investment at Bethesda Regional Health Centre is an investment in the improvement of patient care for people living in the community and the health region, both now and into the future,” said Health and Seniors Care Minister Audrey Gordon. “By improving services at Bethesda, we are supporting the delivery of more health-care services that are more convenient for patients living in or near Manitoba’s third largest city to access.”
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