Burns Lake hospital moving forward

Site preparation work took place in the summer and fall of 2012 to ensure the site is ready for major construction this spring.

As the procurement process for the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre Replacement project is in its final stages, it is a good opportunity to highlight the extensive work already undertaken on this project leading up to the official start of construction this spring.

Site preparation work took place in the summer and fall of 2012 to ensure the site is ready for major construction this spring. In August 2012, Yellowridge Construction undertook site preparation activities, which included the removal of existing building services, installing new water and sanitary sewer services for the new facility, and relocation and removal of portions of the perimeter fencing. Early works also included the successful relocation of the existing nurses’ residence by structural moving company Nickel Brothers, which took place on August 20, 2012. The early works were completed on time and on budget.

The best source of up-to-date information currently can be found at Northern Health’s Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre Replacement project page on northernhealth.ca (http://www.northernhealth.ca/AboutUs/CapitalProjects/LakesDistrictHospitalProject.aspx). The site features a project overview, a project timeline and news releases. A web cam has been set up for the public to view construction activities live online. There will also be updates on Northern Health’s social media channels including our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube accounts. If you have additional questions about the project, please contact the project office by email at hello@northernhealth.ca.

The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre Replacement project is a key initiative for Northern Health representing a significant investment to improving health care outcomes for patients and provide a modern environment that supports clinicians and staff. The Province and the Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District have agreed to fund the project, now it is just a matter of finding a design-build team to complete the work.