NIHP City of Courtenay Council Presentation-May 2012

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NIHP City of Courtenay Council Presentation-May 2012

  1. 1. North Island Hospitals ProjectCity of Courtenay Council UpdateGrant Hollett, Interim Project DirectorNorth Island Hospitals ProjectVancouver Island Health AuthorityMay 7, 2012
  2. 2. Project Objectives• Increase North Vancouver Island acute care capacity to meet the population’s growing and changing needs;• Enhance safety and quality of care for all patients;• Improve access to services for all North Vancouver Island communities;• Maximize staff and physician recruitment and retention potential; and• Achieve value for money by balancing capital requirements with expected opportunities for increased productivity in clinical operations and long-term maintenance requirements. 2
  3. 3. A Long Journey…• VIHA has been pursuing a replacement strategy for the two acute care hospitals in Campbell River and Comox Valley for more than seven years.• Business Case for the agreed upon solution was completed in December 2011.• Government approval announced on April 26, 2012.• Now the work shifts to procurement and construction. Key Result Areas - VIHA Update 2010/11 3
  4. 4. Guiding Principles• Facility meet needs of North Island now and in the future.• Emphasis on evidence based design.• Elder friendly, patient centred facility with emphasis on a healing environment, and consideration for the needs of family members and Aboriginal people.• Use of technology to achieve better health outcomes.• Both facilities will be similar in design. 4
  5. 5. Project Description• Comox Valley acute care facility and supporting infrastructure: – approximately 29,000 m2 – 153 beds (2025/26 target) – Services will include existing services at SJGH, plus MRI, and some changes to Mental Health and Addictions services (proposed to move some beds to Campbell River facility) – University of British Columbia (UBC) teaching space – Growth potential for new programs and services 5
  6. 6. Comox Valley Site Benefits• Located on two high volume arterial roads to maximize ease of access for visitors and fit within current road capacity.• Site is level and suitable for elder friendly philosophy.• Size of site (13.3 acres) similar to original Crown Isle location (15 acres).• Site is close to future fire hall, and well serviced by utilities.• Strategic partnership with North Island College. 6
  7. 7. Project Schedule• Rezoning the NIC and City lots – Rezoning application to be submitted June 2012 – Public consultation anticipated June – September 2012 – Rezoning complete around October/November 2012• Competitive selection process – Design competition 2012 – 2013 – Construction activity start on site 2013 • Preparation of Comox Valley site for construction – Hospital construction start late 2013 / early 2014 – Completion early 2017 7
  8. 8. Community Engagement• Design Guidelines – For use in the design competition• Community involvement process – Open houses and information sessions – Start in early June• VIHA will work in partnership with City of Courtenay staff to develop and deliver an appropriate community engagement strategy 8
  9. 9. Design Competition• Use of design guidelines – Community and city staff involvement – Enshrined in long term contract with private partner• Competitive selection process – Proponent teams meet with city staff – Influence site master plan and design• Community engagement during detailed design – Information sessions 9
  10. 10. Comox Valley Indicative Master Plan 10
  11. 11. Thank You• Questions and comments? 11

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