Hospital receives $1.2 million in upgrades

A $1.2 million upgrade to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital is the first of many upgrades to come.

One of the upgrades at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital is a new backup generator.

A $1.2 million upgrade to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital is the first of many upgrades to come.

Northern Health’s annual report highlighted major improvements done to the electrical power system, including an electrical upgrade for operating room suites and a new backup generator that has an automatic transfer switch. The work was done between Aug. 2014 and completed Oct. 2015.

The director of development planning and projects for Northern Health, Albert Sommerfeld, said there are a couple of projects in the works for the hospital that was built in 1971.

The domestic hot water systems are currently being replaced and then Northern Health is seeking to upgrade the existing sanitary lines in the hospital. Phase one was completed last year and phase two will be worked on this year.