Hospital project on schedule

$331.7 million hospital is on target to open in October 2017

  • Nov. 16, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record staff

 

With nearly 1.5 years of work behind them, workers at the Comox Valley Hospital are one step closer to finishing the exterior and moving inside.

Tom Sparrow, the chief project officer of the North Island Hospitals Project, told CTV News Vancouver Island workers have been able to button up a lot of the exterior of the site, and soon will shift to the inside.

Work is also being completed on the new hospital in Campbell River at nearly the same progression, and Sparrow added while the North Island Hospitals Project is unique, there is some standardization.

“These are public private partnership projects. They’re extremely efficient projects and so everything has to be integrated and aligned exceptionally well to ensure it’s a smooth and seamless process … there’s some very good co-ordination going on between the Campbell River site and the Comox Valley as well.”

Bret Miche, senior project manager from Graham Construction, added they are in the 85 to 90 per cent range of using all-local employees.

There are more than 550 trades, apprentices and labourers working on site.

“(It’s) great news for the local economy.”

Once inside, Miche said the project will move towards interior-finish type trades, such as finish carpenters, painters, floor layers, ceiling tile installers, but explained there still will be a heavy emphasis on mechanical and electrical installation.

The 153-bed, $331.7 million hospital is on target to open in October 2017, while the 95-bed, $274.5 million Campbell River Hospital is set to open one month earlier.

For more information, visit nihp.viha.ca.

 

Just Posted

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa wins prestigious award

The annual Tourism Vancouver Island Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held… Continue reading

Workplace weed: what is allowed with cannabis legalization

Can you smoke a joint and then go to work starting Wednesday?… Continue reading

Mount Washington maintains smoke-free policy in light of marijuana legalization

The policy bans all smoking, including cigarettes, vaporizers and marijuana

Printmakers association and fair in Cumberland

The Comox Valley Printmakers Association is holding a members’ exhibition and print… Continue reading

Cumberland mayoral debate announced prematurely; Leslie Baird declines invitation

Eduardo Uranga hoped to hold the debate Wednesday evening

VIDEO: How to roll a joint

The cannabis connoisseur shares his secrets to rolling the perfect joint

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Comox Valley RCMP briefs and warrants

Drug Trafficking On Oct. 3, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Comox… Continue reading

Visit the living library at the Cumberland museum

Herstory features Leslie Baird, Oct. 25

Most Read