A new hospital for Edmonton may be coming in Thursday afternoon’s budget, which would make sense to a former Edmonton-Southwest MLA.
Matt Jeneroux, now an MP for the area, says he worked briefly with the treasury board while a feasibility study was funded looking into whether a full hospital or a clinic should be put up in the city’s southwest.
He says an area near 127 St and the Anthony Henday was under consideration at the time.
“There’s a plot of land there owned by the University. The city of Edmonton owns some of that too, a park’n’ride is going in there.”
If a full hospital is confirmed in the budget, it would be welcome there.
“A lot of the urgent and emergency cases have to go to the University of Alberta hospital, or the Grey Nun’s hospital. This would cut down a lot of that transfer time, and also be very welcome for a lot of the young families that live in southwest Edmonton.”
The study was funded back in 2013, and was expected to take about two years to complete.