Surrey's population now exceeds 500,000, with about 1,000 people moving to the city each month.
Yet B.C.'s second-largest municipality only has one acute-care hospital.
In response to this situation, Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix plan to host a news conference to provide "an update on planning for a new hospital in Surrey".
It's widely believed they will announce that a second acute-care centre will be built.
Surrey councillor Jack Hundial told CBC News that a location has already been found in Cloverdale near the Surrey Museum.
In September, Dix told the Surrey Now-Leader that an announcement would be made by the end of this year.
This came after B.C. Liberal MLA Stephanie Cadieux ripped into the premier for not following through on a pre-election pledge to develop a second hospital in Surrey.
In 2014, Surrey Memorial Hospital completed a $512-million upgrade for a critical-care tower, new emergency department, perinatal centre, intensive-care unit, in-patient beds, and academic space.
In the meantime, the new St. Paul's Hospital on Vancouver's False Creek Flats is expected to cost $1.9 billion.
In September, the province committed $1.3 billion to modernize Burnaby Hospital.
There's no public estimate yet for the cost of a new acute-care centre in Surrey.