Burns Lake Hospital Replacement
This facility, originally built in 1962, is being replaced by a modern, state of the art hospital expected to cost between $50 and $55 million. Funding will be cost-shared by the Province and the Stuart-Nechako Regional Hospital District.
The new hospital will include up to 16 patient beds, acute care services, emergency services, mental health and addictions services, home and community care services, diagnostic imaging, a laboratory and hospital pharmacy. In addition, there are plans for a procedure room large enough to be used as an operating room in an emergency.
Site preparation, including the removal of existing building services, installing new water and sanitary sewer services, relocation and removal of portion of the perimeter fencing and abatement and relocation of the existing nurses’ residence are underway in the summer of 2012.
The design-build contract for the facility is currently in the procurement stage, and will be awarded in the spring of 2013. Construction will take approximately two years and the facility will be completed in 2015.
Additional information, including a live video feed of the construction site, is available at the Northern Health website.
Vanderhoof Hospital Outpatient Renovations
This project includes renovating the existing outpatient, laboratory and admitting areas at the Vanderhoof Hospital to provide for better patient flow through the facility. The cost is estimated to be up to $5 million, with funding to be cost-shared by the Province and the Stuart-Nechako Regional Hospital District.
The Contract for this project is currently in the procurement stage, and is expected to be completed in 2013.