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  • Last pieces of Sleeping Beauty removed

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    The few remaining pieces of the Sleeping Beauty building are being removed from site today. The building was originally built in 1961 and was demolished last week to make room for the new hospital.

    Learn more about Sleeping Beauty's history and the area being cleared.

  • Video: Sleeping Beauty demolition

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    A backhoe opens a hole in the roof of the Sleeping Beauty as the building demolition begins on November 3, 2022. Click on the photo to see a short video.

  • Farewell Sleeping Beauty

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    In preparation for its demolition, Sleeping Beauty has been fenced off and workers have been removing materials from the building.

    Starting Monday, October 31, the Sleeping Beauty building on Tetrault Street will be demolished over approximately five days.

    The demolition of Sleeping Beauty is necessary to make room for the new Mills Memorial hospital and parking at the future facility.

    While the demolition won’t be especially noisy, it may cause airborne dust. Depending on the weather, to mitigate this dust, the contractor will use hoses to dampen the material as needed. Still, we suggest neighbours keep windows closed during this time. It’s cold outside, so hopefully won’t be a problem!

    Temporary closure of Tetrault parking lot

    To accommodate the demolition of Sleeping Beauty, the new, temporary hospital parking lot on Tetrault street will be fenced off and unavailable between Sunday, October 30 and Sunday, November 6. This will ensure the safe movement of trucks removing materials from the site and prevent damage from flying debris.

    We understand any decrease in parking is difficult and we are working to find solutions to relieve this temporary situation next week.

    The Sleeping Beauty sign and building (behind it), before construction of the new hospital began.

    Multipurpose building with a rich history

    Sleeping Beauty was originally built in 1961. Over its lifetime, the building has had many purposes, including but not limited to being a nurses' residence as well as a place for visiting specialists and expectant mothers. For many years, it was home to Terrace's pediatric services. Soon after construction of the new hospital began, pediatric services to the Park Avenue medical clinic. In the future, pediatric services will move to the Keith Avenue mall, across the street from the new hospital.

    In the last few months, Sleeping Beauty served as an office for PCL, the main contractor designing and building the new hospital.

    While it’s sad to say goodbye to a building with such rich history, it’s exciting to make way for the new hospital.

  • Pediatrics move out of Sleeping Beauty

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    The Terrace Pediatric Clinic has temporarily moved from the Sleeping Beauty Pediatric Clinic to the third floor of the Park Avenue Medical Clinic.

    As construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility progresses, the Sleeping Beauty Medical Clinic, located behind Mills Memorial Hospital, will need to be demolished to make way for the new hospital.

    In the meantime, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc, the contractor set to build the new hospital, will use Sleeping Beauty as a temporary on-site, office location.

    The new permanent location for the Terrace Pediatric Clinic will not be on the hospital grounds. However, it will be adjacent to the property in a newly leased space in the Keith Avenue Mall. The Park Avenue clinic location is only temporary while the Keith Avenue space is being designed and renovated for the Terrace Pediatric Clinic.

    The Terrace Pediatric Clinic provides primary care services for children, from birth to their seventeenth birthday. The Clinic offers comprehensive, up-to-date, quality care, for a variety of medical, developmental, and mental health problems. It is a consultative service based on a referral from a family physician.

    Acute care services for children ¬– for example, emergency treatment and surgeries ¬– will continue to be offered at the hospital.

    While there may be some changes to how patients access services throughout the construction of a new hospital, Northern Health is planning ahead and aims to keep all services as accessible as possible to patients during this time.