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Council supports keeping pressure on to expand Penticton Regional Hospital
Members of Town of Osoyoos council only took seconds to support a request by the Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District to endorse its motion reminding the provincial government of its commitment to build a new patient care tower at the Penticton Regional Hospital.
The hospital district board is asking for letters of support from all member municipalities spread throughout the South Okanagan. A $2 million business plan is currently being produced to provide details about the proposed $260-million expansion of the hospital.
Members of Osoyoos council didn’t hesitate at all when asked to forward a letter of support to the hospital district board. The board will continue to collect letters of support, said board chair Janice Perrino.
“We would ask your council to pass a motion in support for the “Building Patient Care in the South Okanagan-Similkameen” project, said Perrino. “We will collect and forward letters altogether to Interior Health.”