The Saskatchewan Health
Authority (SHA) is pleased to announce that Colliers Project Leaders has been
awarded the project management contract for the proposed new Weyburn hospital.
This contract marks a significant milestone in the joint efforts of the SHA,
the Government of Saskatchewan, the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation
and various community partners to build a new hospital to serve the people of
Weyburn and surrounding area.
“This contract will
allow us to progress on planning for the Weyburn hospital. Colliers was the
best choice for a project of this size and nature,” says Andrew Will,
Vice-President Infrastructure, Information and Support. “The proposed new
hospital would replace the existing acute care beds in Weyburn while also
incorporating emergency medical services and various community service
programs. Bringing all three of these together would significantly improve our
ability to ensure patients get the care they need, when they need it.”
The Government of
Saskatchewan provided $500 thousand in funding to support the preliminary
planning process for the new hospital. This funding will enable the SHA to
establish a business case for the new facility that will then be considered for
funding as part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s budget process.
“We are pleased to be supporting
the next phase of the process for a new hospital in Weyburn,” said the Honourable
Dustin Duncan, MLA for Weyburn-Big Muddy and Minister of Environment, on behalf
of the Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Health. “The community support from
our local health foundation, our partners at the City of Weyburn and the
citizens of this area has been tremendous, so we are excited to see this
project take another step forward.”
To date, the Weyburn
& District Hospital Foundation has received more than $22 million in cash and
commitments for the new facility. In addition, they have set a $10 million
fundraising goal to ensure the new hospital has advanced equipment and
technology to support the best possible patient care.
“Our community and our
supporters have been working hard to make a new hospital in Weyburn a reality,
so we are very pleased to see this project move to the next phase,” said Dr.
Alain Lenferna, Chair, Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation and Member of
the Capital Planning Steering Committee. “Our vision is to build a hospital
that results in better health outcomes and better care for patients and
families in Weyburn and surrounding area.”