Planning for G.R. Baker Upgrade
Quesnel, B.C. – Changes to G.R. Baker Hospital are on the way.
The Ministry of Health is working with Northern Health and First Nations on the development of a business plan for both a new emergency department and intensive care unit for the G.R. Baker Hospital in Quesnel.
Because the site has archeological significance, the first step will be consultation with First Nations.
The business plan will include analysis of health-service needs and more detailed information on the project’s scope and costs.
G.R. Baker Hospital first opened in 1955 . It has 38 acute care beds, four intensive care unit beds, a trauma room and five emergency spaces. The emergency department was built in 1986 and is outdated and in need of upgrades.
“This project will make a significant difference for both patients and providers in delivering person and family-centered care in Quesnel,” said Dr. Charles Jago, Northern Health board chair.
G.R. Baker Hospital provides a variety of health services including full emergency medical care, lab services, diagnostic imaging, mental-health and addictions supports, and chronic disease management.