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New mental health facility starts construction in Terrace

Construction has started on the new mental-health facility in Terrace which will provide enhanced mental health services.

The Seven Sisters mental-health facility will provide long-term rehabilitation and recovery programs for adults living with serious and persistent mental illness.

According to the province, the redevelopment will allow more people to receive care in a larger space with additional amenities.

Seven Sisters will be nearly twice as big as the existing building and will include 25 beds.

It will also add treatment rooms, meeting spaces and recreational facilities.

Additionally, patients will have access to abundant natural light and outdoor space.

This project is a part of the Mills Memorial Hospital replacement project, which started in June 2021.

The new hospital is expected to be complete by fall 2024 and will see an improvement in mental-health services with 20 of the 78 beds dedicated to adult in-patient psychiatric care.

According to the province, the two facilities are being built on the same site as the existing facilities.

Seven Sisters will be located on the southwestern corner of the site to the left of the existing hospital’s main entrance.

The existing Seven Sisters Facility will be demolished and will then be used for the new hospital.

The new mental health facility is scheduled to be completed by late fall 2023.

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