Transportation and Works
July 31, 2008
Made on New Corner Brook Hospital
The Provincial Government is moving forward with plans
to build a new hospital in Corner Brook with the announcement today that
AMEC of St. John�s has been hired to undertake site investigation.
The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, said
AMEC will consult with the City of Corner Brook to identify prospective
sites for a new hospital to replace Western Memorial Regional Hospital.
�With the search for a new hospital site for Corner Brook now underway,
the Williams Government is once again demonstrating its commitment to
revitalize provincial infrastructure and make sound investments in
health care,� said Minister Whalen.
The Honourable Premier Danny Williams, MHA for Humber West, says by
bringing a new hospital for the region a step closer to fruition, the
Provincial Government�s commitment to improving the state of health care
cannot be denied.
�We are pleased to move forward with our Budget 2008 commitment for
planning and site selection for this new health care facility,� said
Premier Williams. �A new hospital is of vital importance to the people
of Corner Brook and the entire west coast of the province and we look
forward to completion of this next step.�
The Honourable Tom Marshall, MHA for Humber East, says today�s news is
an important stage in the process.
�This government clearly recognizes that investment in a new hospital is
the most prudent approach to deliver the best health care possible for
the people of the region,� said Minister Marshall.
Terry Loder, MHA for Bay of Islands, says the announcement is welcomed
�I�m happy to inform the people of my district that this government is
making some tangible progress in the process of building a new hospital
in Corner Brook,� said Mr. Loder.
In Budget 2008, the Provincial Government invested $673 million in
infrastructure, including over $112 million in health care facilities.
This is the third year of the Williams Government�s unprecedented,
six-year infrastructure strategy, now valued at over $3 billion. The
strategy is expected to generate an average of 6,500 person years of
employment each year.
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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2008 07 31