City of Airdrie and the Alberta Government have begun the initial steps in providing Airdrie with health care facilities worthy of that fast growing city. A 24-hour emergency health care facility will be built in Airdrie using public and private money.
I understand that the building will house 24 hour emergency clinic, doctors' offices, and medical related retail space. Alberta Health Services will lease or buy one floor for its clinic, while doctors and retail space will occupy the other two floors of the building. I also know that this whole project has come to fruition thanks to some local businessmen and, in a big part to a generous donation from an unknown benefactor!
This is wonderful news! This will provide the 50,000-plus Airdrie residents - and the thousands of folks around that city - with a stop-gap facility, until the hospital is built.
Now I'm hoping to hear soon that a site for the new Airdrie Hospital has been chosen. I realize the hospital is quite a few years away. Look at how long it took to create the South Health Campus in Calgary!
But that journey has now begun! Well done Airdrie!