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Norwood West building at Gene Zwozdesky Centre opens its doors

By Abby Cunningham on October 31, 2023

Construction of the brand-new Norwood West building at the Gene Zwozdesky Centre is complete. The province says the new facility will help alleviate the pressure on the healthcare system by adding 29 new beds, making a grand total of 234. They also say the expansion will reduce the number of emergency room visits and help provide seniors with the best quality of life.

“I’m very pleased to see the Norwood West building open because it means that more Edmontonians will have access to the level of care they require. This is good news that will only get better when the entire project is completed,” said Premier Danielle Smith.

With the Norwood West building complete, the Norwood East building begins its renovations, adding another 116 beds. The construction of the buildings has a budget of $90.6 million and is a three-year-long project.

“Building vital infrastructure to increase capacity in continuing care is an important step in providing Albertans the care they need, when and where they need it,” said Pete Guthrue, the Minister of Infrastructure.

On top of the added beds, the 38,000 square-metre facility will feature new ambulatory clinics, a green roof, a dental clinic, a hemodialysis unit and an expanded CHOICE program.

“We’re excited to be the first residents in this new space. We’ll be able to explore the new gardens and spaces to visit with family and friends and make the space our own,” said co-chair of the Norwood Resident Council, Helen Gulevich.

Demolition of the North Pavillion will begin once staff and residents move to the new tower. The project will be completed in the summer of 2025.



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