Leader Capital Project
On September 22, 2014, Minister of Health Dustin Duncan announced a $12 Million expansion/renovation to the Western Senior Citizens Home in Leader. The new integrated facility will deliver the community’s health services under one roof.
Construction is currently underway and can be viewed in real-time using the construction camera below.
An Earthcam is now set up on site at the Western Senior Citizens Home in Leader. See the progress of construction taking place in Leader.
(chronological order, top to bottom)
- The deadline for the Request for Proposals concluded on November 19, 2014. For details on the RFP process please view the November 21 news release.
- In early December, 2014 staff of the Cypress Health Region mapped patient flows in a number of areas at the Leader Hospital. This mapping will then be used to determine the design of the construction project. Read more about this patient flow mapping here.
- On January 2, 2015 it was announced that aodbt has been selected as the architect for the project.
- A team of 25 completed a 3P Event week from January 5-9, 2015. Read about the team’s work during this 3P Event here.
- Details regarding the planning for long term care services during construction of the integrated facility were announced in June 2015.
- A call for construction tenders was announced on September 21, 2015.
- An announcement was made on November 6, 2015 regarding delays in the integration process due to higher than budgeted capital construction costs.
- On January 22, 2016 the initial construction tender was cancelled due to higher than budgeted capital construction costs and will be re-issued in the near future.
- Planning and re-design work continues – June 20, 2016
- Tender documents re-issued for construction project in Leader – July 21, 2016
- The awarding of the ‘tender for construction services’ for the capital project in Leader, SK has been extended for a period of 45 days. The project was previously scheduled to be awarded to the successful bidder on or before the original deadline of October 14, 2016. This 45 day extension results in a new deadline of November 29, 2016. In order for construction to begin, the tender must be awarded to one of the successful bidders.
- Construction tender awarded to Wright Construction Western on November 3, 2016. Construction to begin December 2016.
- Construction started February 17, 2017.
- Capital Project construction in full stride, camera on-site to document progress, and planning for renovations continues as announced on May 2, 2017.
- Planned renovations moving forward in Leader. Small house model to enhance home-like environment at Western Senior Citizens Home – May 19, 2017.
- Expansion project sees construction move forward throughout summer months – see news release for July 6, 2017.
Western Senior Citizens Home Renovations
The Cypress Health Region is continuing with its implementation of several improvements and renovations at the Western Senior Citizens Home. The improvements include painting, flooring, lighting, handrails, ceiling lifts in the rooms, and the installation of three kitchenettes. The renovations, which are expected to start May 30th, 2017, are in conjunction to the broader integrated facility construction project that is in the middle of construction progress.
Based on the positive results being experienced in other facilities within the Region, it is anticipated that the transition to three 10-bed houses at the Western Senior Citizens Home will help to improve resident outcomes and overall resident satisfaction. The goal is to enhance the overall home-like atmosphere that already exists within the facility. This work will improve upon the great work that is already taking place every day at the Western Senior Citizens Home.
The conceptual drawings below from the project’s architect – aodbt Architecture + Interior Design, reflect the look and feel of the home-like setting for Western Senior Citizens Home.
To read more about the small house model of long term care service delivery coming to the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility, click here.
Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility
Community vote leads to new name for capital project in Leader
The Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility is the name of the new integrated facility being constructed in Leader. The Cypress Regional Health Authority (CRHA) passed a motion at its May 31 meeting to officially accept the community’s recommendation for the new name.
An opportunity to collect community feedback to help decide the name was recently led by the Leader Trust Advisory Committee. Community members were encouraged to complete an online survey or submit a paper vote and indicate their preference from a list of two possible names – the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility or the SaskRiver Integrated Healthcare Facility. The results indicated overwhelming support for the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility option.
For complete details on the new name for capital project in Leader please see this news release.