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Penticton Hospital expansion boosters hoping for announcement

Artist drawing of proposed new tower for the Penticton Regional Hospital.  The provincial government has postponed a decision on the business plan for the proposed hospital expansion. Contributed image - Submitted
Artist drawing of proposed new tower for the Penticton Regional Hospital. The provincial government has postponed a decision on the business plan for the proposed hospital expansion. Contributed image
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Project boosters are optimistic Premier Christy Clark will use her speech Wednesday in Penticton to confirm funding for a proposed hospital expansion.

Sources have told the Western News that Clark’s speech to a Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce luncheon will include an important announcement for the area.

“My hope is that the premier will announce that the patient care tower hospital expansion project is a go and that the process to go forward to an RFP will start, with construction to follow soon after,”  Janice Perrino, chairwoman of the board of the Okanagan-Similkameen Region Hospital District, said via email.

A decision on funding the estimated $300-million project had been expected by the end of June, but that deadline passed with no explanation from the B.C. Health Ministry.

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