Edmonton hospital in dire need of repairs, political party officials say

Royal Alexandra Hospital's issues include inadequate ventilation and infection prevention and control

December 11, 2014

The Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is in dire need of repairs worth half a billion dollars, according to the Alberta New Democratic Party. 

Hospital documents also show that a high proportion of four-bed rooms and two-bed rooms in the Royal Alex risk cross-patient infections and reduce patient privacy, according to an article on the CBC News website.

“The ventilation system … is not at the minimum standard for infection control and the conclusion is that fixing that is more expensive than just building a brand new tower,” party officials said.

The Alexandra Hospital Bed Replacement Tower project was listed as a first priority in 2013 by Alberta Health Services. The plan included replacing approximately 500 medicine and surgery beds.

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