Melville name on PRH

After a generous $1.5 million donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation in 2015, George and Sylvia Melville will have their names forever linked to the hospital tower.

The provincial government has agreed to have their name in the UBC Faculty of Medicine facilities in the new patient care tower.

The Melville UBC Medical Education Centre, to be located on the third floor of the six-storey tower, will include the Melville Library and Melville Conference Room.

UBC Faculty of Medicine Regional Associate Dean Dr. Allan Jones says, the new education space will provide an enhanced learning environment for UBC medical students and resident physicians training at PRH.

The SOS Medical Foundation is raising $20 million to provide the medical equipment for the $312-million PRH expansion.

The new tower is due to open in April 2019.