The NWT’s health authority and Department of Health and Social Services are hoping for a quiet Sunday to help the transition go as smoothly as possible.
The Stanton Renewal team has also posted a list of services that will be suspended, or will operate at a reduced capacity, while the switch between hospitals takes place.
Work on the new hospital began in October 2015. The facility came with a $350-million initial price tag, followed by annual payments of $18 million to Boreal Health Partnership over a 30-year period (which includes annual maintenance costs).
The territory’s website for the project states around $72 million has been spent in the North.
The old hospital, which first opened in 1988, will be refitted before housing a combination of extended care beds, long-term care beds, a primary care clinic, and various outpatient services.