Canada and PEI invest in an improved air ventilation system for Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown

Infrastructure Canada

Investments in key infrastructure build strong and healthy communities across Canada. From roads and buildings – to clean energy projects and air ventilation systems – reliable infrastructure provides communities with opportunities to grow and develop today so that they are better prepared to overcome the challenges of tomorrow.

Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Terry Campbell, Administrator for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, announced funding for upgrades to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s air ventilation system.

Funding will support the replacement of the Hospital’s Air Handling Unit #5 system, which feeds the supply, return and exhaust air in the physical rehabilitation unit. The project will also provide several rooms with new exhaust fans with improved controls and valving for better air volume control and energy efficiency.

These upgrades will help to improve the quality of patient care by providing hospital staff, patients and loved ones of patients with better air ventilation and filtration for a healthier and safer environment.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $524,000 in this project through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while Health PEI is investing over $130,000.

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