Alexander McDonald Lodge continuing care facility opened in Dawson
For release 16-087
Mar 18, 2016
DAWSON—The Government of Yukon today officially opened the new Alexander McDonald Lodge continuing care facility in Dawson.
“The Government of Yukon strives to ensure that Yukoners who require assistance with daily living have access to the quality care they need,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “The people who built this territory deserve no less. We made a commitment to build a new and expanded McDonald Lodge, and we are here today because we kept that promise.”
The new facility can accommodate 15 residents and replaces the previous lodge, which opened in 1970. It will provide assistance to individuals requiring a higher level of daily care than can be provided for in their home.
The new lodge is located next to the Dawson City Community Hospital, which allows the two locations to share some common supports, including an emergency back-up generator and food services.
“This collaborative arrangement with the Yukon Hospital Corporation is a great example of Yukoners working together to provide a high level of service in a fiscally responsible manner,” Minister of Health and Social Services Mike Nixon said.
Construction of the new facility was announced in 2013. Final construction costs are estimated at $11.9 million.