The business plan for a new Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace. B.C. was approved by the provincial government in April 2019.
The 78-bed hospital is expected to be more than twice the size of the current facility, going from 11,610 square metres (124,969 square feet), to approximately 26,400 square metres (284,000 square feet). It will feature private rooms, an expanded emergency department including two trauma bays, six stretcher bays, pediatric care space and four operating rooms, as well as the latest diagnostic imaging equipment.
The new hospital will be built at the north end of the current hospital grounds. It is expected that construction will begin in 2020 and run until 2024.