$200,000 from province for Centennial Centre roof

The final touches for roof repairs at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury will ensure patients are taken care of.

PONOKA NEWS STAFF

The final touches for roof repairs at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury will ensure patients are taken care of.

In a statement on Monday, May 30 Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced more than $200,000 were spent to repair about three quarters of the whole roof of the facility.

“These investments are an important part of helping our patients stay well,” said Kerry Bales, chief zone officer, central zone. “It is also vital we keep our health care infrastructure up to date and well maintained.”

Funding for these projects came from the Government of Alberta’s Infrastructure Maintenance Program (IMP). In recent years, an additional $400,000 in IMP funding has been invested in other projects at the Centennial Centre, including repairs to the steam humidification system, doors, electrical panels, staff call system, outdoor awnings, shower room and flooring replacement.

“No matter where you live in the province, it’s important that your health care needs can be met as close to home as possible,” says Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health. “These projects help make that a reality, and are part of our commitment to manage and improve health infrastructure and capital across Alberta.”

It took about five months to round up the project, which was completed late last fall, with some final inspections and approvals done this spring.

AHS maintains more than 450 facilities throughout the province, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, mental health facilities and community health sites.