Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Dwight Ball has announced that the Corner Brook Health Partnership has been selected to design, build, finance, and maintain a new acute care hospital in Corner Brook with an estimated contract value of $750 million.
“It’s great to join my colleagues today to celebrate this huge step forward on the new hospital. Once open, acute care services will be offered in a modern hospital – one of the most efficient hospitals in Canada,” said Minister of Health and Community Services John Haggie. “Thank you to the staff of Western Health who worked tirelessly to bring us to this point.”
Corner Brook Health Partnership consists of:
- Plenary Group Ltd.;
- PCL Constructors Canada Inc.;
- Marco Services Ltd; and
- Johnson Controls Canada.
The seven-storey, 600,000 square foot facility will be connected to the 145-bed long-term care home currently under construction. The hospital will have 164 beds with the same services currently provided at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program including radiation services.
Construction of the hospital will start later this summer and is anticipated to be completed in 2023. The design of the hospital can be viewed online at https://youtu.be/FRv5AHMny9o
Corner Brook Health Partnership will also:
- Host a job fair for skilled labourers looking to work on the construction;
- Develop an apprenticeship training program for local apprentices; and
- Develop a plan to assist with hiring tradeswomen to work on the construction site.
Over the course of construction, an estimated 4,000 person years of employment and $460 million in GDP is expected to be created.
The announcement marks the conclusion of a 17-month procurement process, which began in January 2018 when the Department of Transportation and Works invited companies interested in the project to submit qualifications. In April of this year, two teams submitted project proposals that were evaluated leading to this announcement.