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Construction of Seven Sisters facility underway

Monday, October 24, 2022

Construction of a new state-of-the-art Seven Sisters mental-health facility in Terrace has begun.

“The new Seven Sisters will ensure that when people in northwestern B.C. need mental-health support, they get timely, high-quality care close to home, which is crucial to their recovery,” said Adrian Dix, minister of health. “We are committed to continuing to build a strong health-care service network in the region, which will help build resilient communities.”

Seven Sisters is a regional mental-health facility that provides long-term rehabilitation and recovery programs for adults living with serious and persistent mental illness. The redevelopment will allow more people to receive care in a larger space with additional amenities.

The new Seven Sisters will be nearly twice as big as the existing building and include 25 beds, which is an increase from the current 20. The new facility will also add treatment rooms, meeting spaces and recreational facilities. Patients will have access to abundant natural light and outdoor space.

The Seven Sisters project is part of the Mills Memorial Hospital replacement project. Construction on the new hospital started in June 2021 and is expected to be complete by fall 2024. The new hospital will also see an improvement in mental-health services, with 20 of the 78 beds dedicated to adult in-patient psychiatric care.

Both the new Seven Sisters and new hospital are being built on the same site as the existing facilities. The new Seven Sisters will be on the southwestern corner of the site to the left of the existing hospital’s main entrance. The existing Seven Sisters facility will be demolished, and the site will be used for the new hospital. The new mental-health facility is expected to be complete in late fall 2023.

PCL Constructors Westcoast is designing and constructing the hospital and the mental-health facility in Terrace.

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