March 07, 2014 - 10:48 AM
VERNON - Vernon Jubliee Hospital is one step closer to completing Polson Tower following the selection of a design builder.
In September the request for proposals with a short list of proponents was released. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd with Parkin Architects have been selected. The contract is for the final design and construction of two 30-bed inpatient units on the sixth and seventh floors of Polson Tower.
Construction begins following intitial planning meetings. It's anticipated construction will be finished in fall, 2015.
“With completion of these new inpatient units, VJH will be well positioned to meet future demand for acute care in Vernon and the surrounding region,” Interior Health Board Chair Norman Embree said.
The project cost of $29.6 million is shared between the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, the North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District and the province. There are 60 beds planned for the units with 46 to be relocated from elsewhere in the hospital and 14 new. The majority of 60 beds will be in private rooms complete with their own washrooms. The units will be furnished with modern equipment throught the Vernon Hospital Foundation's ongoing Tower of Care campaign.
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