REGINA – A new hospital has officially opened in Moose Jaw that features a helicopter pad, a hyperbaric chamber and the first permanent MRI scanner outside Regina and Saskatoon.
Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility that shows how to meet health-care needs by putting patients first.
The $99.5 million facility’s design allows health-care teams to bring most services directly to patients in a treatment room or a patient’s private room.
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Dr. Fred H. Wigmore was a surgeon who worked in the Moose Jaw area for 44 years.
Wigmore’s son, who is also named Dr. Fred Wigmore, says naming the hospital after his father is a real tribute to his legacy in medical care and community development.
Patients started moving into the 18,580 square-metre hospital about three weeks ago.
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