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Health authority moves on residential care bed promise

The Interior Health Authority has awarded a contract to build 100 residential care beds in the Central Okanagan.
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September 08, 2015 - 1:00 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Construction of 100 new residential care beds will begin this fall in Kelowna and another 85 are soon expected in Vernon as well.

The Interior Health Authority announced in a press release it has awarded the contract to Baltic Properties, an existing contractor who is already providing residential care services in Kamloops, Lake Country, West Kelowna and Osoyoos.

The new residential care facility will be constructed in North Glenmore on Drysdale Boulevard and is expected to open its doors in early 2017. Residential care is for people with more complex care needs who require around-the-clock supervision. That can include palliative, dementia and respite care.

The 100 beds are part of 185 announced last February by the Interior Health Authority. The other 85 beds are slated for Vernon, where a request for proposals is still underway.

Baltic Properties will design, build and operate the new facility under agreement with the health authority.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.I

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