Surrey to get a second hospital as health-care needs boom

Health Minister Adrian Dix

Jason Payne / PNG files

The fast-growing city of Surrey is getting a second hospital.

Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix made the announcement near the location of the new hospital in the community of Cloverdale.

Dix says the hospital is a key commitment to help meet the health care needs of Surrey’s rapidly growing community.

The government says the hospital will have inpatient beds, an emergency department, operating rooms, outpatient services, and lab and diagnostic services.

It says the business plan phase of the project will now get underway to finalize details of the project’s scope and budget.

Surrey is the second-largest city in B.C. and is on track to overtake Vancouver as the most populous city by 2041.

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