NWT Reaches Financial Close on $300M Hospital Renewal
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has signed an agreement with Boreal Health Partnership (BHP) to design, build, finance, and maintain the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife. BHP is a consortium consisting of Carillion/Hochtief/Bird Capital as the equity providers; Bird Construction, Clark Builders Ltd., and Kasian Architects as the design builder; and Carillion Canada as the service provider.
Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger was glad that the province is taking a major step in ensuring Northwest Territories residents benefit from a contemporary, state-of-the-art hospital. “Construction on the new hospital which will start this fall, will see the current facility replaced by a new purpose-designed facility that will address patient needs and provide high-quality health care delivery,” he said.
The construction of the new hospital is a “key milestone in the Stanton Renewal Project,” said Glen Abernethy, minister of health and social services. He went on to say that the building’s new features and upgrades will improve patient experience, and will ensure that all residents continue to receive the best health care possible.
Stanton Territorial Hospital will hold a 280,000-square-foot floor area and offer outpatient and inpatient services like emergency, medical imaging, dialysis, obstetrics, cardio, and mental health departments, and day procedure and surgery suites. These services, along with the rest of the improvements and new features, are expected to cost $300 million.
The project is expected to be completed in approximately three years.