The Government of the Northwest Territories (Canada) and Boreal Health Partnership (BHP) have achieved commercial and financial closure for the Stanton Territorial Hospital Renewal PPP project located in Yellowknife.
Boreal Health Partnership is a consortium consisting of Carillion/Hochtief/Bird Capital as the equity providers; Bird Construction, Clark Builders Ltd. and Kasian Architects as the design builder and Carillion Canada Inc. as the service provider.
The project involves the design, build, renewal, finance and maintenance of the new hospital for a period of 30 years. The new facilities will include a floor area of over 280,000 square feet and will offer outpatient and inpatient services including emergency, medical imaging, dialysis, obstetrics, pediatric, cardio and mental health departments as well as day procedure and surgery suites. These services, along with the improvements, are expected to cost approximately CAD$300 million (US$224.7 million).
Specific enhancements will include:
Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger stated:
"This is a major step to ensuring the residents of the Northwest Territories will benefit from a state-of-the-art hospital built to current national standards. Construction on the new hospital, which will start this fall, will see the current facility replaced by a new purpose-designed facility that will address patient needs and provide high-quality health care delivery."
Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy commented:
"This is a key milestone in the Stanton Renewal Project. The features and enhancements that will be included in the new state-of-the-art facility will improve the patient experience, and will ensure that NWT residents continue to receive the best care and best health possible."
Edmund Mahabir, representative for the BHP consortium, added:
"We are very excited to begin work on the new Stanton Territorial Hospital and continue to build a long term relationship with the GNWT. BHP has developed an innovative solution for construction of the new hospital and the delivery of facilities management services that will provide excellent value for the people of the Northwest Territories."