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Regional Hospital Board chair favours KBRH reno

The chair of the West Kootenay Boundary Regional District Hospital Board is very much behind the idea of spending $40-million on renovations/upgrades to the regional hospital in Trail.

Marguerite Rotvold says if a new Emergency Room isn’t built in the coming years – along with the ambulatory and pharmacy changes – that may compromise the future delivery of health care at the facility.

The big reno’s would take about 18 months if approved by Interior Health and the Ministry and the local board of 30 politicians could vote on it in the Spring.

As a separate costing scenario IH has re-affirmed a new hospital in the region would cost about $400-million and would take about ten years to happen.

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