July 28, 1998
(Works, Services and Transportation)

Consultants announced for health care/school facilities, Northern Peninsula and Western Newfoundland

Premier Brian Tobin, together with Works, Services and Transportation Minister Lloyd Matthews, and St. Barbe MHA Chuck Furey, today announced consultant appointments for work on hospital and school facilities in Western Newfoundland.

Plans for a new health facility in Bonne Bay will get underway over the next few months now that a consultant has been appointed. EK Jerrett Associates and EDM Consultants have been appointed to begin preliminary planning and design of the new health facility. The preliminary design work is valued at approximately $270,000.

Premier Brian Tobin says investment in health care infastructure is a key component for enhancing health services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. "We made a commitment to invest in health facilities and to replace old structures with multi purpose health centres. Today's announcement is part of that commitment to rebuild and reinvest in health facilities."

Area MHA Chuck Furey says the new facility is necessary. "A replacement health facility which offers a diverse range of health services for Bonne Bay is a priority for government. We are all anxious to begin planning for a facility which meets the needs of area residents."

In addition, Chuck Furey also announced today that consultants have been appointed to begin work on various school facilities along the West Coast. For District 3, Corner Brook, Deer Lake and St. Barbe, EK Jerrett Associates and EDM Consultants have been appointed for roof repair and replacement for schools in that district. "Investing in infrastructure is an important component of the province's commitment to education."

Contact: Jill Sooley, (709) 729-3015.

1998 07 28 11:45 a.m.


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