Health and Community Services
July 11, 2018

Construction to Begin on New Green Bay Health Centre

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, today announced construction will begin on the new Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale. Construction is scheduled to begin in August and is expected to take 18 to 20 months to complete.

The contract for construction has been awarded to JMJ Holdings and is valued at approximately $12.6 million.

The new Green Bay Health Centre will be an approximately 3,000 square metre facility and include space for physicians’ clinics, diagnostic and laboratory services, rehabilitation, an emergency department and a nine-bed in-patient area.

This project builds on recent health care infrastructure projects including new long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor, an expanded protective care unit in Botwood, a new ambulatory care space in Carbonear, a new state-of-the-art mental health and addictions facility in St. John’s, and the advancement of the long-term care and acute care facilities in the Western Newfoundland Health Care Campus.

Budget 2018 – Building for Our Future includes investments to build health care infrastructure that meet health care needs. Budget 2018 included $6.2 million for the development of the Green Bay Health Centre.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“A longer term approach to health care infrastructure is a commitment in The Way Forward and a priority for our government. I am pleased today to mark this milestone for the new Green Bay Health Centre. Once complete, this facility will provide high quality health care services and space for residents of Green Bay.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

"I am very pleased with the progress of this project and look forward to getting shovels in the ground this summer. A new Green Bay Health Centre will help ensure people in our region continue to receive quality care in their community.”
Brian Warr
MHA for Baie Verte - Green Bay

“The new Green Bay Health Centre design will streamline patient flow with centralized registration, support collaborative health care teams with shared and flexible work spaces, and provide the infrastructure needed to support evolving and sustainable community-based health services.”
Louise Jones
Interim President and CEO, Central Health

“The Green Bay Health Centre – one of the last cottage hospital buildings in the Central Health region – has served this area well. We look forward to the new and modern Green Bay Health Centre continuing to be a hub of quality, community-based health care services, and compassionate health care.”
Donald Sturge
Chair, Board of Trustees, Central Health

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Media contacts
Emily Timmins
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 693-1292
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Gaitane Villeneuve
Central Health
709-293-0542
Gaitane.Villeneuve@centralhealth.nl.ca

2018 07 11                              1:10 p.m.