UAlberta’s Butterdome undergoing construction into temporary hospital

December 21, 2020

The University of Alberta’s Butterdome is undergoing construction by Alberta Health Services and the Red Cross to transform it into a temporary hospital. The setup, which has been branded an “alternative care centre,” will have 100 beds and may be used for patients who are recovering from or are at low risk of spreading COVID-19, or for patients without COVID-19. Health Minister Tyler Shandro said that the facility is part of a contingency plan in case current hospital limits are reached. CBC (AB)