Our Project


The expansion of Whitehorse General Hospital is the first large-scale enhancement to the facility in 20 years.  One of the largest development projects in the territory, completion is expected in December 2017.


Phase One: MRI Facility - Complete

The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility at Whitehorse General Hospital is now open. Highlights include:

  • a state-of-the-art 1.5-Tesla Siemens Magnetom Aera MRI scanner
  • a beautiful back-lit photo of northern lights over Two Moose Lake, Yukon, on the ceiling above the scanner, designed to offer patient comfort by providing a focal point during an exam
  • patient preparation areas
  • a reception and waiting room


Phase Two: Expansion and Modernization

A significant 40,000 sq. ft., two-storey expansion wing will be built on the east side of the existing hospital building. The key features of the expansion will be:

  • patient care space that meets today’s standards for Canadian healthcare facilities in patient safety, comfort, infection control, and security
  • a new emergency department with an increased number of treatment spaces
  • a second floor that can be completed in the future for more inpatient beds
  • a data centre for hospital information systems
  • improvements to the building’s power infrastructure to support expansion
Last Updated:Wed, 03/30/2016 - 04:18