The Government of Alberta has announced that construction on Edmonton’s CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project will begin next summer.
Designed by Dialog, the extensive renovation, redevelopment and expansion will include a new 40,000-square-metre main building and will increase the number of post-acute, complex long-term care and palliative care beds from 205 to 350. This will improve the operation of the acute care and continuing care systems in Edmonton by decreasing the demand for emergency department visits and inpatient acute care services, and reducing continuing care placement.
The $364-million project will also improve patient-centred care by providing centrally located programs and services, such as a specialty dental clinic and pulmonary rehabilitation program.
“With the redevelopment of CapitalCare Norwood, we are transforming what was once a traditional long-term care centre into a centre of excellence for innovation in aging that is unique in Alberta. We are bringing together the three pivotal aspects of the continuing care system – complex long-term care, post-acute care, and community care. This project will help Alberta better prepare for the challenges of an aging population,” said Francine Drisner, CEO, CapitalCare.
The Norwood redevelopment includes:
- the construction of a new 40,000-square-metre main facility
- demolition of the North Pavilion building
- demolition of the CHOICE Day Centre, after construction of a new replacement building
- a major renovation of the Angus McGugan Pavilion.
The new building is expected to be complete in 2022 and the Angus McGugan Pavilion palliative care redevelopment is expected to be complete in 2023.