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The government has announced the second hospital revitalization announcement in as many days.
Premier Christy Clark was at St.Paul's Hospital this morning.
"I'm so excited today, to announce, with a firm commitment that we are moving ahead on developing a concept plan for redevelopment of St. Paul's Hospital as part of our budget 2012."
But a concept plan for St. Paul's already exists.
In fact, Providence Health developed one in 2010...and has been waiting for the province to move ahead with a business plan.
That detailed business plan is now expected to be complete by 2014.
As for when we can expect to see shovels in the ground?
Clark says construction could begin in 20-16.
So, how much money has been put aside for St.Paul's?
The premier says the money's in the 20-12 budget.
"I can say it for you...Charmaine de Silva...the money is there in budget 20-12, so..."
How much money?
Apparently half a billion dollars.