07/08/2015 13:53 EDT | Updated 07/08/2016 01:12 EDT

Alberta government to build new cancer centre at Foothills hospital in Calgary

CALGARY — Alberta's NDP government says a new cancer centre will be built at Calgary's Foothills hospital.

The province says two potential sites have been identified at the medical centre.

It says more analysis is required before a final decision on the exact location is made.

Further details, including a timeline and budget, are to be released in the fall.

The future of the centre was in doubt after the previous Tory government said its services would be split between the Foothills and the South Health Campus.

Critics opposed the plan, saying it didn't make sense for patients to travel across the city for different phases of care.


The Canadian Press