It cost plenty of money to build the David E. Kampe Tower at the Penticton Regional Hospital.
The total cost of the project is $312.5 million.
Funds came from the province, the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District, Interior Health and the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.
How much money is $312.5 million?
That’s the same as the value of 650 houses in Penticton, at a cost of $481,000, the latest average assessed value according to B.C. Assessment.
Or, put another way, a worker earning $15 after taxes and working 40 hours a week would have to work for 10,000 years in order to earn $312.5 million.
The 84-bed hospital tower will open to patients on April 29.
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