The province has announced the completion of a new facility for mental health and substance abuse treatment in the heart of Vancouver.
B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake unveiled the new Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre Tuesday morning.
He says the centre is just one part of a nation-wide attempt to fight the ongoing overdose crisis.
“We’ve spent almost $100-million on the opioid epidemic that we are facing, and with our federal partners have more resources that we will continue to invest.”
The final price tag of the facility is $82-million, with $52-million of that coming from the provincial government.
The new centre will offer 100 private rooms, each with their own bathroom, a step up from previous facilities which required 20 patients to share a bathroom.
It’s slated to replace Vancouver General Hospital’s Willow Pavilion facility, which is over 70-years-old.
With files from Tristan Martin-Woodhouse