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Celebrating Completion of Swift Current’s New Long Term Care Facility

Original release from saskatchewan.ca

Premier Brad Wall today offered an early welcome to residents who will begin moving into The Meadows on June 5, at a celebration of the completion of the new Swift Current long-term care facility.

“The next few months are going to be exciting as more than 200 Swift Current citizens move into their new home, the home they and their families helped design,” Wall said.  “The opening of The Meadows is an important milestone for our city and the entire province.  The facility is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between families, staff and administration, and it is the first public-private partnership completed in our province.  Saskatchewan has a well-earned reputation for innovation and excellence in health care.  That spirit is alive and well today.  The Meadows is evidence.”

The new, 225 bed long-term care facility was completed on schedule and on budget at the beginning of May 2016.  The Meadows replaces three aging long-term care facilities in the community – the Swift Current Care Centre, the Palliser Regional Care Centre and the Prairie Pioneer Lodge.

The Meadows provides 210 long-term care beds (an increase from 198), and an additional 15 beds for respite and palliative care.  The facility features a unique design of small resident homes that create a community feel and encourage social interaction among residents and the surrounding community.

“This facility has been an important priority for our region and will be a major improvement for our long-term care residents,” Cypress Health Region CEO Beth Vachon said.  “A substantial amount of work has been put behind this project from not only our staff, but also from our residents, family members, patient representatives, and others who were involved in its design.  We are very pleased that our first of three move-in days has finally arrived.  I would like to thank all of those who have been working tirelessly to prepare The Meadows for this move-in to take place.”

The Meadows is the first completed project in the province to be paid for using a P3 public-private partnership funding model in co-operation with Plenary Group, SaskBuilds and the Cypress Health Region, who will retain ownership and operation of the facility.

Those who will be calling The Meadows home will be moving into the new facility in a three phase transition, with the first residents moving in on June 5.  The second phase of move-ins will take place in early August with the final phase occurring mid-September.

Construction Begins on New Swift Current Facility

The province and its partners begin construction today on the new 225-bed Swift Current long-term care centre. Construction is scheduled to be completed by spring 2016.

”We are excited to be breaking ground on this important project with the Cypress Health Region and our new partners – Plenary Health,” Premier Brad Wall said. “We are moving forward, on schedule, with our first public-private partnership project to be constructed. As a result of using a P3, we are saving taxpayers more than $16 million, which is a little more than 13 per cent, and providing additional value and innovation as well as creating jobs and economic prosperity in the local economy.”

For the full news story please visit Saskatchewan’s website.

Updates will be made throughout the project on the Swift Current Long Term Care webpage.

Private Partner Selected for Swift Current Long Term Care Facility

Plenary Group has been selected to partner with the Cypress Regional Health Authority to build the new 225 bed long-term care facility in Swift Current. The new long-term care facility will replace three aged facilities in the community and create a home-like atmosphere for seniors.

Contract negotiations will now begin with intent to finalize the terms of the contract in September 2014. The contract’s financial details and the final value for money analysis will be disclosed once contract negotiations and signing are complete.

Plenary Group was selected after successfully completing a two-staged transparent procurement process that consists of a Request for Qualifications and a Request for Proposals. Plenary Group includes the following partners.

  • Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.
  • PCL Construction Management Inc.
  • Johnson Controls Canada Limited Partnership
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.

“This is another big step for an important project that is a top priority for me as the MLA for Swift Current,” said Premier Brad Wall. “It is very good news that the project is coming in at a cost less than anticipated with innovations to ensure the best quality care for future residents.”

“This is an important milestone for Saskatchewan as we move toward completion of the provincial government’s first public-private partnership procurement,” said SaskBuilds Minister Gordon Wyant. “In addition to savings for taxpayers, we are impressed by the additional design innovation and construction efficiencies gained exclusively through this competitive process.”

“It is an exciting time for the health region as we are looking forward to the beginning of construction,” said Tyler Bragg, Chairperson of the Cypress Regional Health Authority. “The quality of the proponent teams’ submissions was certainly evident and we are confident that our desired model of care will be able to be offered within the final design awarded. We continue to be appreciative to the provincial government for this capital project opportunity, to our resident and family representatives and staff for their involvement during the design process, and to the residents of municipal councils for their financial support towards the local share of the project.”

“This project demonstrates our government’s commitment to renewing health care infrastructure in Saskatchewan,” said Health Minister Dustin Duncan. “Once completed, the new facility will improve the quality of life for seniors living in long-term care in Swift Current.”

The facility is a design-build-finance-maintain P3 procurement. Construction is scheduled to begin in late summer-early fall 2014 with completion by spring 2016.

The Cypress Health Region will maintain full ownership of the facility and will operate all aspects of the direct care provided within the facility. Existing health region staff will provide services for residents and maintain the provincial standards and guidelines that have been set for long-term care programs and services within the province.

The long-term care facility will be built on a parcel of land owned by the Cypress Health Region that is adjacent to the regional hospital.