Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement - Terrace, BC

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Project Overview

We are building a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Terrace, BC, to address current and future patient care needs.

At almost double the size of the existing facility (approximately 285,000 square feet), the new, acute care hospital and integrated services facility will be a centre for trauma services, orthopedic surgeries, pathology, radiology, clinical support and pharmacy services. The hospital will also be a training site for medical students in the Northern Medical Program.

A new hospital will…

  • Benefit patients and families
  • Benefit physicians and staff
  • Strengthen existing services
  • Offer new and expanded services
  • Strengthen the regional network of health-care services
  • Increase access to care, closer to home, for all Northwest BC residents
  • Support recruitment, retention and engagement of health care workers
  • Bring local economic benefits

Project Overview

We are building a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Terrace, BC, to address current and future patient care needs.

At almost double the size of the existing facility (approximately 285,000 square feet), the new, acute care hospital and integrated services facility will be a centre for trauma services, orthopedic surgeries, pathology, radiology, clinical support and pharmacy services. The hospital will also be a training site for medical students in the Northern Medical Program.

A new hospital will…

  • Benefit patients and families
  • Benefit physicians and staff
  • Strengthen existing services
  • Offer new and expanded services
  • Strengthen the regional network of health-care services
  • Increase access to care, closer to home, for all Northwest BC residents
  • Support recruitment, retention and engagement of health care workers
  • Bring local economic benefits
  • Birds eye view drone video

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    Gets a birds eye view of work competed to date on the new hospital!

    Terrace's All North Consultant Limited recently shot a drone video for PCL Construction, to show construction progress. In the video, you can see work completed on the lower concrete elements of the building, such as the basement and foundations.

    Watch the video in 'full screen' mode to get the full effect.


  • Alert! Workers on site later than usual today

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    Workers may be on site later than usual today completing a concrete pour.

    Wet weather conditions have unfortunately caused a slight delay in completing concrete work underway. Workers will aim to finish as soon as possible, but may need to be on site later than 7pm.

    While the work itself is not that noisy, the lights will remain on until the work is complete.

  • Check out Festival of Trees this weekend

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    Time to get into the holiday spirit.

    The REM Lee Hospital Foundation is hosting its 2021 Festival of Trees in Terrace this weekend. And PCL Construction, the contractor designing and building the new hospital, is one of the event sponsors.

    More info about the Festival of Trees on the poster and on the REM Lee Foundation Facebook page.

    See you there!

  • Basement foundations in place

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    Foundations for the basement for the new Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace are now in place. Take a look at the time-lapse video at the link below to see how quickly things are moving. More time lapse videos and photos of the site are available at the MMH construction cam link.

    June to October 2021 Time Lapse Video: https://letstalk.northernhealth.ca/mmh/widgets/97253/videos/8335

    Construction workers pour and smooth concrete for the basement floor of the new hospital.



  • Local worker profile: Kelly Lufkin

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    While numbers fluctuate regularly, approximately 60% of the workers currently on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site are from the region. In addition, more than 20 local businesses have been contracted for a variety of services throughout the past five months of construction.

    Kelly Lufkin, PCL Administrative Assistant and Document Controller

    Kelly Lufkin has lived in Terrace on and off for 27 years, settling here permanently in 2004 to raise her two children, Tyler and Olivia, with her spouse Raegen.

    “We enjoy spending time in our yard, exploring all the hidden gems Terrace has, family game nights, watching movies, travelling, and spending time with our friends and family,” Kelly said.

    Kelly started working for PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. (PCL) as the Administrative Assistant/Document Controller for the Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement Project on September 1.

    Kelly was a stay-at-home mom for about 10 years. She graduated from college at age 35, then eased back into work at her kids’ school as a Special Education Assistant. She then worked at Mills Memorial Hospital in a couple different positions, first, booking surgeries and later on, working in the diagnostics department.

    “I applied at PCL because I felt like the position suited me and would work well for my home life,” Kelly said.

    In her new position, Kelly supports PCL’s project management team.

    “The company and people have been instantly welcoming,” Kelly said. “I think the project is coming along great. It’s exciting to watch the progression and be part of it. I have no experience in construction, so it’s been a great learning experience. I was surprised how quickly things move.”

    In addition to general administrative tasks, Kelly maintains PCL’s project documents, ensuring they are accurate and distributed appropriately.

    “I like that the job changes. And it’s exciting to see the progress of the hospital being built,” Kelly said. “I’m extremely happy for our community. This is something we’ve needed for a long time.”


  • Eby/Haugland intersection reopening today

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    The Eby/Haugland intersection will be open by the end of today, Tuesday, October 25.

    After the intersection reopens, it will still need to be paved. The contractor aims to pave it sometime in the first two weeks of November, depending on the availability of local paving companies which are quite busy.

    Another section of Haugland Avenue, just west of the main hospital entrance, also still needs to be paved. Water tie-ins for this section are not yet complete, and it’s still unknown when this section will be paved.

    We will continue to post updates about road work related to the construction of the new Mills Memorial Hospital as more information becomes available.

  • What a beautiful day!

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    Snow is on the mountains and the air is frosty. What a beautiful day!

  • Honouring National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

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    Work stopped temporarily on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site yesterday to honour Canada's first ever National Day Truth & Reconciliation. Around 2pm, all work stopped and everyone on site gathered underneath one of the the cranes. This included workers as well as some representatives from Northern Health and PCL's project teams.

    PCL Construction Manager Michael King spoke a few words about the purpose of the new National Day (previously known as Orange Shirt Day) and the history of residential schools.

    At 2:15 PM, an orange flag was raised on the boom of one of the tower cranes, and the workers stayed gathered together in silence, for 2 minutes and 15 seconds - to honour and remember the 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School - and the thousands of others - who never made it home.



    Workers on site were silent for 2 minutes and 15 seconds to honour the children who didn't make it home from the Kamloops Indian Residential School - as well as all the others who didn't make it home, and those who did.




    Indigenous workers on site, along with representatives from Kitselas First Nation Employment & Training department, in front of the orange flag that was hung from the tower crane.


    PCL and Northern Health project team representatives. From left to right, Michael King (PCL), Les Krusel (PCL), Shirley Nichol (NH), Paul Rudecki (NH), Madison McCann (NH) and Derek Pearce (PCL






  • Alert! Eby/Haugland intersection to be closed

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    October 19, 2021 Update
    Work took a little longer than planned but the intersection is expected to reopen at the end of this coming weekend.

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    As of Tuesday, September 21, the intersection of Haugland Avenue and Eby Street will be closed for approximately three weeks, as the recently upgraded Mills Memorial hospital storm system is tied into the city’s water system.

    While some roads in the area will be closed, all traffic will be coordinated through detours and local residents will be able to access their properties.

    Visitors to the hospital are encouraged to use Tetrault Street to access the hospital while this work is underway. For those using public transportation, the Haugland Avenue bus stop, in front of the hospital, will be temporarily relocated approximately two blocks east on, towards Walmart.

    Work hours will be approximately 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.

    Please follow all signage and obey traffic personnel.

    We apologize for any inconvenience in advance but upgrading the storm and water drainage systems in the area is necessary as part of the construction of a new hospital.

    Any schedule changes will be posted on Let's Talk MMH.

  • MMH Construction Cam is online!

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    An MMH construction cam is now available to the public!

    That means any day, any time, you can see where construction of the new hospital is at.

    On the construction cam link you zoom around the site, view past photos, and compare photos of different days. You can also view and download time lapse videos.

    The link has views and photos, from two video cameras mounted on the roof of the current hospital. One view faces north, overlooking the tower cranes and construction of the new hospital. The other view faces west, overlooking the future site of the new Seven Sisters facility.

    The cameras takes photos every fifteen minutes.

    Check the MMH construction cam. Play around!





Page last updated: 25 November 2021, 13:30