WEYBURN, SASK.—Saskatchewan has begun its search to find a builder for the new Weyburn General Hospital.
Officials have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to find qualified firms to design and construct the new hospital and lead the demolition of the existing hospital.
“We are pleased to be taking the next step toward an integrated model of care, bringing acute care and mental health services together,” said Everett Hindley, rural and remote health minister, in a statement. “This new facility will be more efficient and will ultimately provide better patient care for residents of Weyburn and area.”
The new 35-bed hospital will be built on a greenfield site situated on the north side of 5th Avenue North between Hamilton Street and 5th Street at 275 – 5th Avenue North West. The hospital’s design will include 25 acute care beds and 10 in-patient mental health beds from Tatagwa View.
The teams shortlisted through this RFQ process will be invited to submit a proposal. Officials stated that stage is expected to open later this year and will be used to select a team to lead the project.
“We look forward to the progression of this project,” said Derek Miller, Saskatchewan Health Authority acting vice-president of infrastructure, information and support. “The new facility will serve the residents of Weyburn and the surrounding area by ensuring access to expanded health care services as well as efficiencies made to existing services.”