Premier takes sledgehammer to old Maryland building
The province’s approach to ophthalmology is being transformed as part of the first phase of Misericordia Health Centre’s comprehensive redevelopment. Work has begun on a new $43-million facility to house the Eye Care Centre of Excellence as well as the Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre and PRIME, a health centre for seniors.
The construction project was officially launched on May 4 in a special provincial announcement. Premier Greg Selinger commemorated the occasion by taking a ceremonial sledgehammer to the old Maryland South building, marking the beginning of construction and the start of a complete transformation for MHC.
Misericordia Health Centre is already a leading eye care provider, helping more than 24,000 patients annually from across Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut. The new building will be home to the province’s only ophthalmology residency program and will treat a variety of conditions including cataracts, retinal detachment and strabismus.
The Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre provides a variety of services including radiology, ultrasound and cardiology. Its relocation to the new building will bring it in closer proximity to Urgent Care and Ambulatory Care clinics, making it faster for MHC specialists to assess and treat patients.
And PRIME is a program of growing importance to Manitobans as the population ages. PRIME is a day health centre for seniors offering medical expertise, personal care, rehabilitation and activities.
The Misericordia Foundation’s role in redevelopment
The Misericordia Health Centre Foundation is playing an important role in the project. We have pledged $5 million toward renovations and construction and are eager to see the progress this project will bring over the next few years! This is an exciting time at Misericordia and for all Manitobans, paving the way for the Future of Care.
We need your help! Important projects like this one need everyone to pull together. Please donate to our redevelopment campaign today. Every donation helps – no matter how small or large.
The façade of the health centre may change, but its mission will not: Misericordia Health Centre will continue to provide people in Winnipeg and across Manitoba with excellent health service and will be a model for compassionate care.
Donate today and help to provide the funds we need to serve Winnipeg residents with the best quality health care!