BACKGROUND:The Seven Sisters regional mental health residence facility is likely to be demolished to make room for the new Mills Memorial Hospital.
Located between the current Mills Memorial and the Sande Overpass on land owned the Northern Health Authority, the 20-bed facility sits within the intended site of the new Mills.
It’ll be replaced by a new facility on a location not yet identified.
Details of the replacement plan are scarce but a posting on the website where provincial public sector bodies list construction and purchasing contract opportunities forecasts an expenditure of between $17 million and $18 million.
The current Seven Sisters facility is just 14 years old, opening in 2005 at a cost of $2.5 million, and houses beds and services for longer stay non-acute patients.
Is the demolition of Seven Sisters wasted money, or is it necessary to free space for the new hospital?