EllisDon “tops off” the Royal Inland Hospital’s new Patient Care Tower

The new patient-care tower under construction at Kamloop’s Royal Inland Hospital has reached a milestone as the site team has completed laying the concrete phase of the project and the tower has reached its full nine-storey height.While following COVID-19 protocols, RIH staff members, stakeholders, funding partners and EllisDon team members attended a ‘topping off’ ceremony celebrating the installation of one of the final beams of the new tower.

A smudging ceremony was performed by Tk’emlups te Secwépemc on the beam, and attendees were invited to sign it before it was lifted by crane to be installed into its permanent location.

The new state-of-the-art tower is a $417 million project that will feature single patient rooms, child and adolescent mental health services, maternal and child health services, respiratory therapy services, surgical suites, a mental-mental and substance use inpatient unit, and rooftop helipad.For more information, click HERE.