Contract awarded for Carbonear long-term care facility

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This artist’s rendering of the new long-term care facility gives and aerial view of what the new facility will look like in relation to the Carbonear General Hospital at left. The two four-story buildings joined in the middle to form an H will take up most of the current parking lot west of the hospital. Construction on the $108 million facility is expected to get underway in 2012, and the > 250-room facility is expected to open in 2014 or 2015. Artist’s rendering courtesy of Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

A contract for the construction of the main building of the new Carbonear long-term care facility, worth approximately $73.7 million, has recently been awarded to Ellis Don Corporation Limited.

"Our government has made a commitment to enhance long-term care throughout the province," said Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services.

"The long-term care facility in Carbonear is one of several investments our government has made to improve and modernize long-term care infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This new facility will complement the two new long-term care facilities in Corner Brook and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and the facilities in St. John's and Lewisporte currently under development."

The latest contract for the Carbonear long-term care facility includes the development of the main building, which will consist of an 18,500 square metre four storey residence, and will include space for recreation therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and spirituality. The new facility will be located on the existing Carbonear General Hospital site and completion is projected for late 2014.

"This long-term care facility is an important piece of health care infrastructure for this region and the future delivery of long-term care services," said Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Natural Resources and MHA for Carbonear-Harbour Grace.

"I am pleased to see this project moving forward. The development of this facility is a strong indicator of the value our government places on advancing and strengthening health care services in this region."

Budget 2011 included a total investment of $272.2 million into health infrastructure, which includes $200.6 million for new and continuing construction and redevelopment projects, $50 million for new equipment and $21.6 million for repairs and renovations.

Organizations: Ellis Don Corporation, Community Services, Carbonear General Hospital

Geographic location: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook Happy Valley Goose Bay St. John's

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  • Duffy
    March 03, 2012 - 09:44

    To MBC. Easy answer. Companies here Bid outrageously in hopes of making hugh profits and to satisfy union demands and they lose the jobs. Am I right ? Look at the modules from Holland being shipped in to Long Harbor (bid job), Marystown Shipyard (loses bids to others), Bull Arm, Hebron, Placentia Bridge Bid (now going outside NL - available 20 million and the NL bid 40 million) and the lists goes on. Union Workers here demand the same money as the Oil Fields so the work goes elsewhere. We are our worse enemy and yet we blame everyone else.

  • Diane
    February 29, 2012 - 12:06

    What NL company can afford the bonding on a 73.7 million dollar job. It is wonderful news forthe area and will bring plenty of jobs and action to Carbonear. Also, it is a well needed facility. Kudos to the NL government!

  • MBC
    February 28, 2012 - 17:40

    why isn't a NL company getting this contract????