The last phase of the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre has been completed with patients moving into renovated rooms.
The 381 million dollar project in Kelowna General Hospital’s Strathcona Building provides enhanced care for surgical patients at KGH.
The facility has 13 operating rooms, allowing for 8,500 surgeries a year.
“The completion of the IHSC project allows us to continue our efforts to enhance care for patients across the Interior,” says Interior Health Board Chair Doug Cochrane. “I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in bringing this project to its completion, from Interior Health, the Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District and the province, to the KGH Foundation and the amazing health care professionals who designed the facility and care for patients at KGH.”
Of the $381 million budget, $296 million came from the province, and the Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District contributied$85 million.
The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation ran a successful fundraising campaign called “Be a Lifesaver,” raising $12 million that went towards equipment for the IHSC.
Photo: Interior Health nurse Madelaine Sumner and patient porter Hoover Jung relocate a patient into the newly renovated Strathcona Building, the final phase of the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital.