Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement

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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
  • 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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    Oct 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!





  • What will we do with your questions and comments?

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    3-D model on display at Skeena Mall and hospital

    Your input is important

    Thank you to everyone who has viewed the draft designs and displays. We've had some great comments and questions come in - written on the feedback boards at the displays, and here, on Let's Talk.

    Responses are forthcoming

    Please be patient as we sort through all the great feedback we've received. We need some time to process all the information we've received.

    Draft Designs on display

    Until Thursday, September 23, draft designs - including a 3-D model - are on display at the Skeena Mall in Terrace, and in the basement of the Mills Memorial Hospital, near the cafeteria for a few more days. For anyone who can't make it see the display, draft designs are also online here, on Let's Talk.

  • Draft designs on display at Skeena Mall & MMH

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    From September13 to 23.

    At Skeena Mall in Terrace.

    And in MMH hospital, in basement, near the cafeteria.

    Check them out!

  • Draft designs now Let's Talk

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    Check out the draft design plans for the new Mills Memorial Hospital and Seven Sisters facilities.
    Scroll down to view images or download a pdf of the all the draft designs.

    We want to hear from you!
    Any questions? Any thoughts?
    Register for the Let's Talk Northern Health site and give us your input on the Mills Memorial Replacement Project - right here, right now.

    Note that design is ongoing. All plans are subject to change.

    Mills Memorial Hospital - Exterior


    Mills Memorial Hospital - Main Lobby


    Mills Memorial Hospital - Spiritual Space


    Mills Memorial Hospital - Floor Layouts


    Seven Sisters - Exterior & Interior


    Site Plan with Landscaping


    Alternate Exterior Site Views


  • Fly through videos of new hospital site

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    Check out some animated fly through videos of draft plans for the new hospital site!

    Low fly through video


    High fly through video


  • Join the MMH Community Advisory Working Group

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    Northern Health is looking for two patient representatives from outside of Terrace, who live in Northwest BC and access services at Mills Memorial Hospital, to be part of a Community Advisory Working Group (CAWG) for the new hospital.

    This volunteer opportunity can be applied for though the Patient Voices Network. For more information and to apply, go to: Member, Community Advisory Working Group (CAWG), Mills Memorial Hospital (MMH) Replacement Project - Patient Voices Network (patientvoicesbc.ca)

    Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

    The purpose of the Community Advisory Working Group is to have a table for stakeholder and community input into design aspects of the Mills Memorial (MMH) Replacement Project. The Group will provide input pertaining to local culture, practices and experience, to ensure the new facility is welcoming, respectful and relevant.

    Representatives form local and regional community organizations and stakeholder groups, many of which are in Terrace, have been invited to join this group. This includes a patient representative from Terrace. As Mills Memorial Hospital provides services to residents throughout Northwest BC, however, we are looking for two patient representatives from outside of Terrace to participate and give a more regional perspective

    The Group will be a sub group of the MMH Capital Advisory Committee. The Group’s input will complement and be considered along with input collected from other engagement activities and platforms.

    Some of the topic discussed within the Community Advisory Working Group (CAWG) will overlap with topics discussed by the MMH Indigenous Advisory Working Group (IAWG), which was formed in the Spring of 2021. Sub-working groups focused on specific topics may be formed with members from both of these working groups.

    The first meeting for this community group is planned for September 8 and the next Indigenous Advisory Working Group (IAWG) meeting is planned for the next day, September 9.

  • Alert! Upcoming road work near hospital

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    More road work, related to the construction of the new Mills Memorial Hospital, is coming down the pipe.

    Last month, upgrades were made to the storm and water system under Haugland Avenue west of the hospital’s main entrance towards Eby Street.

    In addition, a secondary water main, under Tetrault Street needs to be installed. This should take about three days during which a section of Tetrault Avenue near Keith Avenue, will be closed.

    Residents will still be able to access the businesses on the corner of Keith and Tetrault. However, drivers won’t be able to drive through Tetrault from Keith Avenue, or onto Keith Avenue.

    The work on Tetrault work should begin Saturday, August 28, and will take approximately 3 days.

    Similar to when upgrades were made under Haugland Avenue, a section of Tetrault, after the initial upgrades are made, will remain a gravel surface. That section will be paved after the contractor can do the final connection to the water main based on approved tie in procedures.

    PCL is working closely with the City of Terrace and its permitting approval process while planning and completing this work. Plans are in place to mitigate neighbourhood and community impacts including managing dust and traffic disruptions.

    Water system upgrades on Haugland avenue are almost complete.

    Paving the section of Haugland Avenue near Eby.



Page last updated: 19 October 2021, 13:20