The Boreal Health Partnership, the winning bidder on the Stanton Territorial Hospital Renewal Project, will both build and operate the new facility alongside the territorial government. But BHP, the ‘private’ side of this public-private partnership (P3), is a cluster of several companies specializing in design, engineering, construction and the various aspects of building such a complex facility from the ground up. read more...
In 2018, the doors to the brand new Stanton Territorial Hospital will open and already, the frame of the new building marks the skyline of Yellowknife.
In September 2015, then-Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger announced that renovations at the hospital would be much more than that.
A new hospital entirely would be constructed.
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While Public Private Partnerships (P3s) have become a widespread method of providing publicly owned facilities and other infrastructure projects, there is still a lot of misinformation about how these agreements work. Here we debunk three of the common myths about P3s. read more...
As Winston Churchill once said, ‘We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” This is true in the case of hospital redesign in Canada. Hospitals are complex spaces; they straddle the need to be practical and efficiently run healthcare facilities while providing comfort and family-centered care. One of the most important shifts in the past few years has been to design patient-care spaces for infection control. Throughout the country, newer design models incorporate the patient's perspective and are based on medical-outcome evidence, patient satisfaction, and patient safety.  read more...
With the decision made to proceed with the Stanton Renewal as a Public Private Partnership, the Department of Public Works and Services has begun the process of searching for a Private Partner to manage the construction process. Summarized below are the steps in this process and estimated time frames. read more...
The Capital Planning Process for a project of this scope is complex, requiring the input and oversight of a number of departments and committees, before ground can be broken. What follows is an overview of this process, and the steps taken from identifying a potential need, to the beginning of construction. 1. Identification of Potential Need Each year, all GNWT Departments update their inventory facilities and resources required to manage facilities, taking into account: read more...
Over the past decade, Public Private Partnership agreements as a means of providing infrastructure such as public roads and buildings have increased significantly in Canada and around the world. The Province of British Columbia alone has completed or initiated 40 such projects in recent years, including 16 health care facilities. For the purposes of the GNWT Policy, a Public Private Partnership is defined as a cooperative venture between the public and private sectors, built on the expertise of each partner that best meets clearly defined public needs through the appropriate allocation of resources, risks, and rewards. This article provides an overview of the model as well as the GNWT’s process for determining whether or not projects are suited to a Public Private Partnership. read more...
The Canadian Standards Association, or CSA, is a not-for-profit organization that develops standards for a wide variety of sectors including Business & Quality Management, Mechanical & Industrial Equipment, and Environment & Carbon Management. In September 2011, CSA published the first Canadian Standard for Health Care Facilities, known as CSA Z8000. This standard is being applied in the Stanton Renewal Initiative.  The following excerpts from the introductory sections of the Z8000 manual explain the purpose and intended use of the standard. read more...