Royal Inland Hospital to get new OR in fall

Construction is expected to begin in the fall on a new operating room at Royal Inland Hospital

By Kamloops This Week

Construction is expected to begin in the fall on a new operating room at Royal Inland Hospital.

Delnor Construction has been hired to design and build the OR at a cost of $3.6 million. The cost will be shared by the Ministry of Health, Interior Health Authority, Thompson Regional Hospital District and RIH Foundation.

The project does not have any impact on a long-range plan to build a surgical-care tower at RIH, but is seen as a way to meet immediate needs.

Along with the OR, a new equipment-storage area will be created, along with four beds in the post-anesthetic recovery area. RIH also plans to add post-operative intensive-care beds.