The province has announced almost $30-million in funding for 120 maintenance and repair projects for health care facilities in Manitoba.
Health minister Kelvin Goertzen made the announcement in Steinbach this morning.
"They're essentially all new announcements. They've only been approved in the last week or so by Cabinet, going through the normal approval process, so they've been submitted by the regional health authorities as priorities for them and their individual authorities across the province," says Goertzen.
Among the approved projects are roof replacements at Winnipeg's Seven Oaks General Hospital and Pan Am Clinic. St. Boniface General Hospital will see boiler and chiller controls upgrades. Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach will be getting a roof replacement, an electrical transformer replacement, lab and phlebotomy cooling system upgrades, and the installation of an infant abduction prevention system.
The province says project requests are submitted each year, and safety and security projects do not require a community contribution.
The province says $1.4-million is being held in reserve in case of emergency needs.