June 2012 Newsletter
The Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care project was announced by the province in April 2008. The project, constructed on a 40-acre parcel of land donated by the City of Fort St. John, includes a new 15,000 square metre acute care hospital with 55 acute care beds, an ICU, maternity ward, two state-of-the-art operating rooms, an expanded ER and endoscopy suite.
Adjacent to the hospital is a new 7,500 square metre Residential Care Building consisting of 123 beds. Its pods are designed to provide physo-geriatric care, special care and palliative care.
The project is a public private partnership (PPP) between Northern Health and private partner, ISL Health who designed and built and will finance and maintain the new facility for a fixed term of 30 years. ISL Health will be responsible for building maintenance, life cycle repair and renewal, and project financing during the fixed term. All clinical services will continue to be provided by the Provincial Government through Northern Health.
Total capital cost of the facility was $301.8 million; this includes $98 million from the Peace River Hospital District. Construction began in June 2009 and the new facility opened its doors in June 2012.