Transportation and Works
Health and Community Services
March 29, 2019

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

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has issued a public tender for the construction of a 20-bed protective care unit at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood.

The 1,505 square-metre, single storey extension at the health care centre will include private bedrooms, quiet rooms, dining space, activity space, a wander garden for outdoor daily activities, and an additional 10 parking spaces.

The extension will operate as part of the existing health care centre.

It is anticipated the tender will be awarded in June and construction will start this summer.

The design of the extension was completed in March 2019, following a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a design consultant for the extension, which was issued in early 2018.

The new infrastructure will help meet the demand for long-term care in central Newfoundland. In addition, the successful proponent to design, build, finance and maintain 60-bed long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor will be announced in the coming weeks.

Construction on all three projects is expected to generate more than 343 person-years of employment and $39 million in GDP for the region.

The protective care unit and long-term care homes 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, and can be viewed at

“This is one of many projects included in our Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments that will lead to jobs being created and services being delivered more efficiently. Construction on this project, the long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor and the new west coast hospital will be important contributors to economic development and job growth in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“We are committed to providing our seniors with quality and compassionate care. The extension to the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre builds on this commitment to help individuals with complex health care needs.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“As a resident of Botwood I can speak personally to the quality of work being done by health care professionals at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre and the enhanced care that will be made possible once construction is complete. The care of our seniors in long-term care is a priority for this government and I’m happy to see progress on the extension moving ahead without delay.”
Jerry Dean
MHA for Exploits

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

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

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

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

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2019 03 29                              1:20 p.m.