Construction Contract Awarded
February 10, 2011
The Yukon Hospital Corporation has contracted with the Whitehorse branch of Dowland Contracting Ltd. for the construction of the new Watson Lake Hospital and Health Services Facility. This contract has a value of $17,194,000.
Dowland plans to begin construction immediately. This new facility is slated to be completed by March 31, 2012.
“We are very pleased to award this construction contract to Dowland, and look forward to providing healthcare services to the residents of southern Yukon from this new facility” said Craig Tuton, Chair of the Yukon Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees. Dowland has also been contracted for the construction of the new Hospital and Health Services Facility in Dawson City.
This new facility will replace the existing structure which was built in the 1970’s and will enhance acute care services within the southern region of the territory. Additional healthcare services including Home Care, community nursing, physician clinics, and a pharmacy will also be delivered from this facility.
Management of the Watson Lake Hospital was transferred from the Yukon Government to the Yukon Hospital Corporation on April 1, 2010.
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