Project Description

Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH)

The new state-of-the-art 2-storey hospital wing expansion built at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) was a design-build partnership agreement with the Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) and funded by the Government of Yukon for a new 43,000 sq.ft. 2-storey addition to the existing facility. The project will enhance and sustain the hospital’s capacity to provide safe and excellent quality care, now and into the future. As mechanical consultant on the project, AME’s scope of work includes upgrades of the building’s mechanical systems to support the expansion.
The $72 million expansion comprises a new 5,200 sq.ft. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) facility, the construction of an MRI facility (which opened in January 2015), a shelled second floor for future use and various facility enhancements to provide improved healthcare services to Yukoners. Completion of the hospital expansion is scheduled for early 2018.
Key features of the project include:

  • A new emergency department and shelled second-floor space for future use – all designed to better deliver care and meet today’s standards in patient safety and comfort, infection control and security.
  • Improvements to WGH’s power infrastructure to support expansion along with a new data centre to provide information systems for patient care.
  • Relocation of key diagnostic imaging equipment such as CT scanner and X-ray closer to the new emergency department.
  • Relocation of the ambulance station from its current site by WGH to a new building nearby on Hospital Road.