The improved health-care services, including supporting laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, will be provided at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre. The centre will undergo renovations this spring with the new service opening in 2018.

Sarah Hoffman, Health Minister has said that “This is wonderful news for the people of Sylvan Lake and surrounding area. For years, this community was promised increased health services by the previous government and nothing was delivered. Despite the drop in oil prices, our government has chosen to protect and strengthen patient care. Today’s announcement is a reflection of our commitment to that.”

Sean McIntyre, Mayor, Town of Sylvan Lake has said that “Today, the provincial government has proven that not only did they hear us, but they’ve listened. Today, Sylvan Lake and area – a population of around 25,000 – can celebrate, and breathe a sigh of relief because we will have access to the health and medical services we need. My sincere thanks go to the Urgent Care Committee, and every volunteer and donor who worked so hard to help us reach this important milestone.”