Province scraps Phase 2 of Strathcona County hospital

EDMONTON – The Alberta government has scrapped plans to build a second phase of the Strathcona County hospital, saying there isn’t enough demand in the area to justify a full-service, emergency-care facility.

“I’d like to say to residents of Strathcona County I know they are going to be disappointed by the announcement, but we had to make some tough decisions,” Health Minister Fred Horne said Thursday.

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