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Interior Health moving new heart and surgical building toward completion

Artist's Rendering of Interior Heart and Surgical Centre.
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September 04, 2013 - 4:27 PM

KELOWNA - Interior Health is moving closer to starting renovations of the KGH Strathcona building and the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre project.

Today they issued requests for proposals for architectural, electrical and mechanical consulting services. The requests support the final phase of the project and will result in renovations to the Strathcona building to provide clinical and supportive services to the cardiac revascularization program.

Three requests for proposals have been posted on the B.C. Bid website and seek consulting services on the architectural, electrical and mechanical components of the project. They include:
-   A comprehensive review, study and report on the current mechanical and electrical systems servicing the Strathcona and Royal buildings at KGH to determine requirements for upgrading systems.
-   Design for renovations to the existing Pharmacy area on Strathcona Level 1.
-   Design for renovations to accommodate expansion of Logistics/Loading Dock, Housekeeping, Nutrition/Food and Laundry Services on Strathcona Level 1.
-   Design for renovations to Strathcona Level 2 to accommodate six Coronary Care Unit (CCU) beds (plus shelled space for 2 future CCU beds), 20 Cardiology Telemetry Inpatient Beds and 14 Cardiac Surgery Inpatient Beds, including associated support spaces.
-   Design of external links on Levels 2 and 3 from the Strathcona building to the IHSC building
-   A comprehensive wayfinding review and implementation for both interior and exterior signage to define requirements for a campus-wide program that guides patients and visitors smoothly into and throughout KGH.

Work on the Strathcona building is expected to be completed by 2017. It will happen in phases to support the new cardiac and surgical operations in IHSC building that will open in 2015.

The requests for proposals close Sept. 26, 2013. Interior Health expect to award the contracts by October, 2013.

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