Quesnel’s G.R. Baker Hospital has support from the province to construct plans for an upgrade.
The province says they will be working with First Nations, Northern Health, and the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District to get a new emergency department and intensive care unit.
They say the development of a business plan will allow them to get a better information on the scope and costs of the project.
The current emergency room is 29-years-old while the hospital was built in 1955.
G.R. Baker Hospital currently has 38 acute beds, 4 ICU rooms, one trauma room and 5 ER spaces.