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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:02 AM   #1
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EDMONTON | Edmonton Clinic | U/C

Ground broken on $909M Edmonton Clinic

Jodie Sinnema, edmontonjournal.com
Published: October 01, 2007 12:34 pm

Construction is set to begin on the $909-million Edmonton Clinic, a unique "Mayo North" where patients will have quick access to numerous specialists during one visit and where nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals will all be trained together.

Monday's official groundbreaking marks the beginning of the largest ever project for Capital Health and the University of Alberta.

Once the 106,000-square-metre building opens in 2009, Edmonton will see:

- 140 new beds at the University Hospital and Stollery Children's Hospital;

- 800 new training positions for nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other health specialists;

- one million people visiting new outpatient clinics in the buildings, up from the 509,000 visits.

Such growth isn't possible in the current cramped spaces.

University president Indira Samerasekera said no such clinic is available in Canada. It will operate in much the same way as the Mayo clinics in the United States, where out-of-town patients can come to Edmonton for one day and have all their tests and doctors' appointments scheduled on one day instead of over several visits.

Interdisciplinary health-care teams would then work together to come up with the patient plan.


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Reliable sources tells me that this will require 7 cranes to build.


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I heard an interview on CBC with the founder, who is a specialist in Cardio-thoracic, it sounds amazing. Can't wait to see this concept spread to other centers.
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woaa? Edmonton!?!
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This project is massive. It's like maybe over half the size of WEM? Maybe larger? It's huge. 2 million sq. ft.!

Now, we just need the nurses.
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Went past it this morning. Looks like all the necessary trailers are there (about 11 or 12 of them - can't really count them when it's all dark out.) I'm right now tempted to buy a camera.
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New renders? Anyways, a good article to show this piece will have in the expansion of the University of Alberta.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 12:34 AM   #9
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I just wanted to brief you on what is happening right now. I'll give you a quote from Casa off of Connect2Edmonton.ca on the status of this project.

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In preparation for the beginning of the Edmonton Clinic construction in 2008, work is taking place on the Health Sciences LRT Tunnel Crossing. The south portion of the Health Sciences
LRT platform will be closed beginning next week, to allow for work on a portion of the underground tunnel system that will eventually connect the Walter C. Mackenzie Centre to the Edmonton Clinic.

During this phase of work, access for LRT pedestrian traffic at the south end of the platform will be affected for those who walk to and from the University of Alberta Hospital and Stollery Children's Hospital, Aberhart Centre, and the Research Transition Facility.

To reduce pedestrian impact, a temporary wooden bridge and ramp system, along with signage, will be constructed for pedestrian access to 114 Street and the Research Transition Facility from the existing LRT platform.

It is expected that this temporary structure will be in place until March 2008. Once on 114th Street from the LRT platform, usual pedestrian routes can be accessed without interruption. Vehicle traffic will not be affected during this phase.

As the tunnel crossing construction will be an open excavation, please be very cautious of construction traffic and potential hazards in the area.
In essence, some infrastructure is being prepared for the Edmonton Clinic, namely the preparations for the underground pedways from the UofA hospital (Walter C. McKenzie Building) to the Edmonton Clinic site. I am unsure how long it will take.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #10
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The crane for the parkade between the Jubilee Auditorium and the Edmonton Clinic site is up. It's visible from Fox Drive in the river valley.
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Website is now active. It seems that they have scaled it back and are keeping that nice old brick building, dividing the clinic in two. An odd idea, but it's for the better. Having such a long building would have been too dominating.

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The NW corner of the little lot north of the Edmonton Clinic North is designated room for expansion.
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Tenders went out today for the excavation and shoring of the northern facility today. A big red crane is up at the parkade, already going on to do the structural of that part.
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Construction Pictures.

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Originally Posted by leendert from SSP
Edmonton Clinic may be starting soon...?
They fenced off an area directly west of the LRT portal near Health Sciences:

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A fenced-off area and some digging just south of 83 Avenue/Health Sciences station:
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Back-filling underway for the Edmonton Clinic tunnel underneath the south-end of the Health Sciences station:
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Complete set (most recent 7 photos) also containing some pictures of the Jubilee parkade under construction:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1177407...7602048312751/
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More PCL seacans have been spotted on the site, looks they are stepping up work.
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Parking spots cut again
Jubilee patrons warned
The Edmonton Journal
Published: 2:30 am
EDMONTON - Concert-goers take note: the parking purgatory at the Jubilee Auditorium continues.

Starting Monday, the number of available parking spaces, already at a premium, will be dramatically reduced to accommodate start of construction on the Edmonton Clinic.

People attending performances at the auditorium are being asked to arrive at least 30 minutes earlier than usual, park at an alternate lot or consider other travel arrangements, such as public transportation.


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Font:****During construction, Jubilee patrons will have priority in parking spaces at the nearby Education, Varsity Field and Stadium car parks on the University of Alberta campus. Parking costs at these lots on performance nights will be $4, the same as at the Jubilee lot.

All lots will be staffed.

Additional parking is available at the U of A hospital underground car park, although there is no priority for Jubilee patrons.

A shuttle service will be provided to and from the Stadium parking lot for all performances, starting one hour before each performance.

Construction of the new car park at the Jubilee, which has been underway since last October, reduced the number of available parking spaces from 910 to 650.

Because of clinic construction, that number will now be reduced to 200 until sometime this fall, when the car park is scheduled for completion.

The Edmonton Clinic will integrate research, medical training and outpatient care into a single facility.

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