Health and Community Services
Transportation and Works
April 12, 2019

Construction to Start on Long-Term Care Homes for Central Newfoundland this Summer

The Provincial Government today announced that the construction of two new 60-bed long-term care homes in Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander will start this summer.

The successful proponent selected to design, build, finance and maintain both homes is NL Healthcare Partners. As part of their submission, NL Healthcare Partners has included an apprenticeship training plan that will benefit local apprentices and a women’s employment plan. More details on team members of NL Healthcare Partners can be found below.

The Grand Falls-Windsor home will be built on Scott Avenue between Valley Road and the site of the former Abitibi Consolidated mill. The home in Gander will be built next to the College of the North Atlantic campus and is accessible via Magee Road.

Construction on both homes is expected to be complete in 2021.

A tender has been issued for the 20-bed expansion of the protective care unit at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood. The tender will be awarded in June. Construction will also start this summer.

All three projects will create more than 343 person-years of employment during construction and generate $39 million in GDP for the central region.

The long-term care homes and the protective care unit deliver on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and 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. The Way Forward can be viewed at: thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“Today’s announcement is a positive step forward for construction on the two new long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor. This is exciting news for residents in the region. It builds on the momentum we’ve seen from the start of these projects. These homes will help meet the needs of our aging population, create increased employment opportunities, and generate economic activity that will benefit all of central Newfoundland.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“This year will be a significant year for the construction industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. Construction starting on the long-term care homes in Central Newfoundland will contribute to economic growth in the region. We look forward to the start of construction on these projects, as well as many others in 2019.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“I am so happy to see this project moving forward in Grand Falls-Windsor. This new state-of-the art facility will complement the quality care residents are already receiving, and allow our loved ones to continue to live close to their communities and families.”
Honourable Allan Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans

“The proximity of the two new 60-bed long-term care homes in Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander to Exploits will provide obvious benefits. While the economic long-term benefits are a source of optimism, so are the positives associated with local apprentices and a women’s employment plan as part of construction. The Way Forward continues to recognize the changing needs of seniors, those with special needs and so many others.”
Jerry Dean
MHA for Exploits

“These new long-term care facility designs are more than images on paper. They are homes designed for residents, their families, and the care teams that support them. That’s why it was so important for residents, their families, and members of our care and support teams to be involved in the design process from the start. The result is a collaborative design that will support quality care, quality work environments, and quality of life.”
Andrée Robichaud
President and CEO, Central Health

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Learn more
NL Healthcare Partners Team Details PDF Icon

The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments PDF Icon

Central Newfoundland Long-Term Care Homes Project Moves to Request for Proposals Stage

Request for Qualifications Issued for Central Newfoundland Long-Term Care Homes

Provincial Government Announces New Long-Term Care Homes for Central Newfoundland

Tender Issued for Protective Care Unit at Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre

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Media contacts
Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982
kathydickspeyton@gov.nl.ca

Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 725-9201
brianscott@gov.nl.ca

Chad Budgell
Constituency Assistant to
Honourable Al Hawkins, MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans
709-489-3409
chadbudgell@gov.nl.ca

Beatrice Baker
Constituency Assistant to
Jerry Dean, MHA for Exploits
709-258-2519
beatricebaker@gov.nl.ca

Gaïtane Villeneuve
Central Health
709-293-0542
Gaitane.Villeneuve@centralhealth.nl.ca

2019 04 12                              1:40 p.m.