The capital expansion project in Leader, including various renovations and enhancements to the interior of the existing long-term care side of the facility, remains on schedule to open its doors as the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility later this summer.
The renovations on the Western Senior Citizens Home have been completed and the residents re-occupied the third and last house mid-April 2018.
“The architecture inside the building is very inviting and modern,” said Brenda Schwan, Executive Director of Integrated Rural Health in Swift Current for the Saskatchewan Health Authority. “As we approach the final stages of this project, it becomes very real for our staff, physicians and public. There is excitement to tour the new building and occupy the new space.”
Meanwhile, the $12 million capital construction attached to the Western Senior Citizens Home is close to completion. The finishing touches include paint, baseboards, cupboards, shelving, ceiling tiles and landscaping. Equipment and supplies will be moved in once the contractors reach substantial completion for the project. Maintenance staff are being oriented to the building and will begin training on mechanical and electrical systems.
When the final stages on the expansion project and renovation work is completed the facility will be renamed, as decided by community members, the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility. It will be the sole location of all of the community’s health services bringing together acute care, emergency medical services, community health services, primary health care and long-term care. The facility’s design incorporates input from staff, physicians, patients and family representatives. Public tours will be scheduled for later in August to view the brand new facility.
A construction camera remains in place to document progress and captures a new birds-eye image of the site every 15 minutes. The high resolution images may be viewed at any time on