Emergency room expansion, mental health ICU coming to Calgary’s PLC hospital

Calgary’s Peter Lougheed Centre hospital is getting some major improvements to its emergency and mental health departments, including a mental health intensive care unit, thanks to new funding from the province.

The government announced Wednesday that $137 million would be invested in the hospital, which opened in 1988, to expand its emergency department as well as build a mental health ICU and expand the mental health short-stay unit.

“For years, Calgarians have been calling for the Peter Lougheed Centre to be expanded, and our government is delivering,” Premier Jason Kenney said in a news release.

“We are committed to making long-term capital investments in the facilities that Albertans need to stay healthy, strengthening public health care and improving access to the services that matter most.”

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