The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced construction will begin on the new Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale, approximately 180 kilometres northeast of Corner Brook. Construction is scheduled to begin in August and is expected to take 18 to 20 months to complete.
“I am very pleased with the progress of this project and look forward to getting shovels in the ground this summer,” said Brian Warr, Member of the House of Aseembly for Baie Verte – Green Bay. “A new Green Bay Health Centre will help ensure people in our region continue to receive quality care in their community.”
The contract for construction has been awarded to JMJ Holdings and is valued at approximately $12.6 million.
The new Green Bay Health Centre will be an approximately 3,000 square metre facility and include space for physicians’ clinics, diagnostic and laboratory services, rehabilitation, an emergency department, and a nine-bed in-patient area.
“The new Green Bay Health Centre design will streamline patient flow with centralized registration, support collaborative health care teams with shared and flexible work spaces, and provide the infrastructure needed to support evolving and sustainable community-based health services,” said Louise Jones, interim president and CEO, Central Health.
This project is the latest in a series of recent health care infrastructure project announcements made by the provincial government, which also includes new long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor, an expanded protective care unit in Botwood, a new ambulatory care space in Carbonear, a new state-of-the-art mental health and addictions facility in St. John’s, and the advancement of the long-term care and acute care facilities in the Western Newfoundland Health Care Campus.
Budget 2018 included $6.2 million for the development of the Green Bay Health Centre.