NWT Selects Preferred Proponent for Yellowknife Hospital Renewal
The renewal of the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife moves closer to reality with the announcement that Boreal Health Partnership (BHP) has been selected as the preferred proponent. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and BHP will be working together to finalize the project agreement and start the preparatory work required before construction can begin later this Fall.
This is a major step in providing the benefits of a state-of-the-art hospital to residents of the Northwest Territories,” Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger said. “Due to the complexity of the renewal, the GNWT is leveraging the experience gained thorough Public Private Partnerships, which have become the preferred method of procurement for major health care infrastructure projects in Canada, to design, build, finance and maintain Stanton.”
Boreal Health Partnership 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 Inc. as the service provider.
“We are proud of the work of our team, along with our partners, in securing this opportunity to develop a new hospital that offers the highest level of health care, including diagnostic and therapeutic services, to the residents of the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut,” said Ian Boyd, president and CEO of Bird.
The new hospital will include a floor area of over 280,000 square feet and will offer outpatient and inpatient services including emergency, medical imaging, dialysis, obstetrics, pediatric, cardio, and mental health departments as well as day procedure and surgery suites.