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Premier Makes Major Announcement at Cowichan District Hospital

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Premier John Horgan made that announcement at the existing Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan earlier today.

The hospital carries a price tag of about $400 million dollars and it’s expected that construction will begin next fall.

Horgan says the government will move as quickly as possible to complete this project.

A number of dignitaries were on hand, including Cowichan Valley Green Party MLA Sonia Furstenau, Nanaimo-North Cowichan NDP MLA Doug Routley, and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Dix mentioned the fantastic staff that work in the hospital and that this is a community project.

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Next up, the approval of the business plan, the start of construction next fall, and ultimately, the grand opening of the new hospital, tentatively set for 2024.

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