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Leader Integrated Health Facility Construction Begins

Released on December 16, 2016

Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit joined with residents of Leader and surrounding communities today at the official sod turning ceremony for the Leader Integrated Health Facility.

“I am pleased to join today with the community to celebrate this exciting milestone,” Ottenbreit said.  “Our government appreciates the hard work of all partners to get this project to the construction phase.  This new facility will bring health services under one roof and introduce a new integrated model that will enhance patient- and family-centred care.”

The new 16 bed integrated facility will replace the existing Leader Hospital, the Community Centre and Primary Health Clinic, and the Emergency Medical Services building.  It will be connected to the Western Senior Citizens Home, a long-term care facility in Leader.

“The integration of health services in Leader will result in improved access and overall better care to our residents and patients,” Cypress Health Region CEO Beth Vachon said.  “The design process for this expansion has included input from patients, staff, and other stakeholders.  It is a welcome addition to the community and we look forward to the many improvements that it will offer for years to come.”

Despite a difficult budget year, the provincial government continues to recognize the importance of capital investment in health care and will be contributing $9.6 million to the $12 million project.  This represents 80 per cent of the total project cost; local fundraising efforts will cover the remaining 20 per cent of the project cost.

Construction on the new Leader Integrated Health Facility is anticipated to be completed in early 2018.


For more information, contact:

Tyler McMurchy
Phone: 306-787-4083
Cell: 306-537-3594

Brad Boutilier
Cypress Health Region
Swift Current
Phone: 306-778-5407
Cell: 306-774-3766

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