EllisDon set to build new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital

Jan. 21, 2016 — EllisDon has landed another huge P3 win after being named the proponent to build a new patient care tower and parkade at the Penticton Regional Hospital in British Columbia.

"We remain committed to an expansion of Penticton Regional Hospital because we recognize the growth of the region and an increasing demand on health-care services," said Health Minister Terry Lake. "In short order we will be celebrating the groundbreaking of this new patient care tower and the benefits it will bring for patients, families, and health-care professionals in this region."This project includes two phases. Phase one is construction of the new patient care tower and parkade which will include an ambulatory care centre, surgical services, 84 medical/surgical inpatient beds in single patient rooms, a new medical device reprocessing unit, and space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine program. "The RHD is excited to be a part of the new patient care tower," said Michael Brydon, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District chair. "As a funding partner, we appreciate the efforts of Interior Health, Partnerships BC and Ellis Don Infrastructure as we move through this stage of the project."As part of Interior Health's commitment to environmental sustainability and green buildings, the new patient care tower will be designed and constructed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, helping to create a healthy and healing patient environment and workplace.Read the full article from the Oliver Chronicle HERE