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Contractor Named for New Hay River Health Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (July 27, 2012) – The Departments of Health and Social Services, Public Works and Services and the Hay River Health and Social Service Authority are pleased to announce the award of the contract for the design and construction of the new Health Centre in Hay River.

The project has been awarded to a local firm, Arctic Canada Construction LTD, in partnership with Bird Design Build Construction Inc. This partnership will combine knowledge of design and construction in northern communities with professional resources and skilled trades personnel to create a Health Centre that will meet the needs of Hay River and surrounding communities for the next 50 years.

The new Health Centre will be a state of the art facility that will provide primary care, acute and emergency care services and medical/surgical day care. It will also offer  rehabilitation, dialysis, diagnostic and lab services, and a range of support services, including food services, laundry, maintenance, materiel management, medical records and pharmacy.

The operational planning and functional programming are complete for the new Health Centre.  The next step will be finalization of the schematic design this fall, which will pave the way for work on the foundation to commence in the spring. It is anticipated that there will be a three year design and construction period, with the new Centre opening its doors in the fall of 2015.

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Tom Beaulieu and MLAs for Hay River, Jane Groenewegen and Robert Bouchard,  invite  residents of Hay River to attend a public meeting at the community hall in Hay River at 7 p.m. on August 13th, 2012 for a presentation on this exciting project  and the plans for the next phases of development.


For more information, contact:

Damien Healy
Communications Manager
Department of Health and Social Services
Tel: (867) 920-8927