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Final stages of flood repair at Lloydminster Hospital begin

Lloydminster… Installation of the new permanent air ducting at Lloydminster Hospital began this week and is expected to be complete by September 22, replacing the ducts in the hospital's crawl space that were damaged by the flood on June 9, 2017.

“We're fortunate that it appears we will complete the installation of the new ductwork before the onset of cold weather and the activation of the heating system,” said Derek Miller, Prairie North Health Region Vice-President of Finance and Operations.

Air quality and temperature have been monitored throughout Lloydminster Hospital during this period and remain stable. As the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is connected to the new ducting in phases over the coming weeks, staff, patients, and visitors may notice slight fluctuations in temperature and humidity in the building. Additional indoor air quality testing will occur as each area transitions to the new ductwork in order to ensure a safe environment.

“Thank you to all of our patients, staff, physicians, volunteers, and visitors for your patience and perseverance over the past three months,” said Miller. “The team's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for all has focused repair efforts and ensured quick responses to any identified safety and comfort concerns.”

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For more information or to arrange interviews, media should contact:

Kerilyn Voigt, Prairie North Health Region
306-446-8646
kerilyn.voigt@pnrha.ca

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