Construction will start next year on a new MRI and an expanded and updated emergency department at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.
The new MRI will avoid hundred of trips to other communities for diagnostic testing, the Manitoba government said in a news release.
The new MRI will perform an estimated 1,500 scans per year, and reduce wait times and lengthy trips to Brandon, Morden/Winkler and Winnipeg for testing.
The new, 15,000-square-foot emergency department will be able to accommodate over 12,000 patients per year.
The facility to house the MRI should take a year to build, and the new emergency department will take three years, the province said.