Executive Council
Transportation and Works
Health and Community Services
November 3, 2017

Proponent Selected for Long Term Care Facility in Corner Brook

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced today that Corner Brook Care Partnership has been selected to design, build, finance and maintain a new long-term care facility that will benefit Corner Brook and Western Newfoundland.

The new facility will include 120 long-term care beds, as well as 15 palliative care beds and 10 rehabilitative care beds.

On site activity will begin in the coming days with the facility set to open in spring 2020, generating 380 person years of employment and $43 million in GDP during that time.

The new long-term care facility will require upwards of 200 public sector employees, providing valuable services such as nursing care, laundry, housekeeping and dietary.

The value of the contract with Corner Brook Care Partnership is approximately $120 million. The contract will cover a 30 year period.

The Corner Brook Care Partnership team is led by Plenary Group, which is internationally recognized as a leading developer of health care facilities in North America, and includes Montgomery Sisam Architects, and two businesses, Marco Services as the builder, and G.J. Cahill as the service provider, from Newfoundland and Labrador.

This new facility marks the beginning of construction on a new Western Memorial Regional Hospital campus in Corner Brook. A RFQ for the new Corner Brook Hospital is expected to be announced before the end of the year.

“More than 19 per cent of our population is over the age of 65 and we know that will rise to 27 per cent of our population within 10 years. Our government is taking steps today to advance a much-needed long-term care facility that will ease pressure on the health care system and also provide new public sector health care jobs.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Our government understands that when, where and how we access health care is important to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. This facility is a significant investment in infrastructure that supports core public services and balances fiscal responsibility with the need to deliver better services.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“Today’s announcement reflects our commitment to advance important health care infrastructure. The new long-term care facility will be a welcome addition on the west coast. By increasing capacity in long-term care, we will meet the needs of our aging population, while ensuring the appropriate use of existing acute care beds.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

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