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$32.6M vascular centre unveiled at Peter Lougheed Centre

The first phase of a new $32.6 million vascular centre at the Peter Lougheed Centre, which will feature new operating suites, advanced medical imaging devices and increased capacity, was unveiled on Monday,

Increased capacity and state of the art equipment housed in 2,500-square-metre facility

Dr. Paul Petrasek gives a tour of the new Vascular Centre for Excellence at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Monday. (Monty Kruger/CBC)

The first phase of a new $32.6 million vascular centre at the Peter Lougheed Centre, which will feature new operating suites, advanced medical imaging devices and increased capacity, was unveiled on Monday.

"The new Vascular Centre of Excellence is designed to facilitate efficient care by bringing together caregivers in one location who can offer everything from vascular disease prevention to the most extensive types of vascular surgeries using the newest, least invasive techniques," said Dr. Paul Petrasek, section head for vascular surgery with Alberta Health Services in a news release.

When the 2,500-square-metre centre is complete, it will increase the number of annual surgeries at Peter Lougheed from 900 to 1,300, "more than double" annual outpatient visits from 7,200 to 15,000 and add eight additional beds for a total of 40.

One of the new operating suites in the Vascular Centre for Excellence at the Peter Lougheed Centre, featuring cutting-edge technology. (Monty Kruger/CBC)

"We are proud of investments like this that strengthen health care in Alberta," said health minister Sarah Hoffman in the release.  

"The holistic approach to care is on the forefront of the future of medicine. It is an impressive example of what is possible through the partnership between the government and those in the community through Calgary Health Trust, in improving care for those who need it most."

The first phase, including the two operating suites, the new inpatient unit and a new special care unit will open later this month. 

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