Executive Council
Health and Community Services
Transportation and Works
June 28, 2019

Corner Brook Health Partnership Selected to Design, Build, Finance and Maintain New West Coast Hospital

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced today that the Corner Brook Health Partnership has been selected to design, build, finance and maintain a new acute care hospital in Corner Brook with an estimated contract value of $750 million. Corner Brook Health Partnership consists of Plenary Group Ltd., PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Marco Services Ltd and Johnson Controls Canada.

The seven-storey, 600,000 square foot facility will be connected to the 145-bed long-term care home currently under construction. The hospital will have 164 beds with the same services currently provided at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program including radiation services.

Construction of the hospital will start later this summer and is anticipated to be completed in 2023. The design of the hospital can be viewed online at https://youtu.be/FRv5AHMny9o external link icon.

Corner Brook Health Partnership will also:

  • Host a job fair for skilled labourers looking to work on the construction;
  • Develop an apprenticeship training program for local apprentices; and
  • Develop a plan to assist with hiring tradeswomen to work on the construction site.

Over the course of construction, an estimated 4,000 person years of employment and $460 million in GDP is expected to be created.

Today’s announcement marks the conclusion of a 17-month procurement process, which began in January 2018 when the Department of Transportation and Works invited companies interested in the project to submit qualifications. In April of this year, two teams submitted project proposals that were evaluated leading to today’s announcement.

This new hospital 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.

“This is a hospital previous administrations have been promising since 2007 and something our government made a priority. Now, it is a hospital our government is delivering. We are proud of what we have achieved so far with our Way Forward health care commitments, and we are happy to see that construction will begin this year on this vital health infrastructure.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“It’s great to join my colleagues today to celebrate this huge step forward on the new hospital. Once open, acute care services will be offered in a modern hospital – one of the most efficient hospitals in Canada. Thank you to the staff of Western Health who worked tirelessly to bring us to this point.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Communities Services

“This project will have a significant impact on the province’s construction industry and economy. We will continue to work with the provincial construction association and construction workers to make sure Corner Brook Health Partnership knows what services construction companies have to offer. Corner Brook Health Partnership will also host a job fair for provincial construction workers and develop an apprentice program for local apprentices and a women’s employment program, so we are quite confident provincial construction workers will play a significant role in the construction of this hospital.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“Today’s announcement of a new west coast hospital in Corner Brook is a testament to what can be achieved when innovation is driven by hard work, passion, dedication and conviction. I extend a special note of thanks to the medical and administrative staff of Western Memorial Regional Hospital, who never succumbed to the chorus of cynicism and doubt offered by those who, for reasons difficult to understand, would have preferred a resounding failure to the historic success we celebrate today.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources and MHA for Corner Brook

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Learn more
The Way Forward

Corner Brook Acute Care Fairness Advisor Report PDF icon

Corner Brook Health Partnership Team Details PDF icon

Provincial Government Provides Update on Health Care Infrastructure for Western Newfoundland

Milestones Reached in Development of Western Newfoundland Health Care Campus

Proponent Selected for Long Term Care Facility in Corner Brook

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Media contacts
Erin Sulley
Office of the Premier

Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982

Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 725-9201

Susie Bugden
Constituency Assistant to
Honourable Gerry Byrne, MHA for Corner Brook

2019 06 28                              10:35 a.m.