Improvements Finished At Northern Lights Health Centre, Hospital Bed Races Raises Over $56K

Improvements at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre are officially complete.

The upgrades, which cost around $43 million, had been ongoing since 2016 fixing much of the building’s exterior.

Work included replacing all exterior windows, doors, finish materials, support framing, building insulation, while also repairing interior window sills, walls impacted by constructions, and more.

“I’m pleased to see the completion of this project and to have had the opportunity to tour the improved facility,” said Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure.

“Alberta’s government will continue to ensure that our health facilities are safe, in good condition and will continue to operate for many years to come.”

The province expects this work to extend the building’s lifespan.

Hospital Bed Races

Two teams competing in the 3rd annual Hospital Bed Races // Photo via Northern Lights Health Foundation

Over $56,000 is being raised to support local healthcare across Wood Buffalo.

The Northern Lights Health Foundation held its 3rd annual Hospital Bed Races on Saturday where groups of four competed in head-to-head sprint races.

While the event raises funds it also showcases what local emergency personnel goes through during an emergency situation.

“This event is a tremendous opportunity for people to have fun, build team-spirit, and raise funds for local healthcare,” said Cindy Amerongen, NLHF’s Executive Director.

“We know that our community members thrive on healthy competition and are great supporters of healthy lifestyles, display a safety-conscious attitude, and love to have fun while fundraising.”

Each team was required to raise funds with the final total almost $10,000 larger than last year’s event.

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