West Kootenay-Boundary hospital board asks minister to prioritize KBRH

The board of directors of the regional hospital district is anxious for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital project to proceed.

The board of directors of the regional hospital district is anxious to hear back from the Minister of Health so that the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital project can proceed.

The board of the West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District (WKBRHD) wrote a letter to the minister “stating [their] concerns with the importance of the upgrade proceeding as soon as possible.”

“We’re asking for him to prioritize the funding for that,” explained Marguerite Rotvold, chair of the board.

The board has also sent a request to meet with representatives of Interior Health to discuss the estimated costs projected for major capital projects and equipment over the next five years, including the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital project, so that the WKBRHD board can plan for future expenses.

Further to that end, the board also resolved to ask Interior Health to prepare a plan indentifying short, mid and longterm funding priorities so that the WKBRHD board can budget accordingly, having just removed the cap from its reserve fund.

 

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