Clarenville’s Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital will receive $1.9 million for infrastructure and medical equipment upgrades, the provincial government announced today.
An x-ray machine will be replaced at a cost of $736,000, while $39,500 will be put towards three refrigerators used in the blood collection and lab areas of the hospital.
The government will spend $704,000 for ongoing renovations at the hospital to expand the outpatient surgical services area.
Eastern Health CEO and President Vickie Kaminski said the funding will improve health care services in the Clarenville area.
Work on the future site of a protective care residence near the current hospital, at a cost of $500,000, rounds out the funding announcement.
“It will help to ensure accuracy in diagnostic imaging, allow us to expand our reach to those who need outpatient surgery and advance the plans for a protective care facility for those facing the unique challenges of dementia,” she said.
Since 2004 the government has spent $6.6 million on medical equipment for the hospital and $5.1 million in redevelopment work.