The provincial government has announced it is investing up to $11.3 million to build a new addition at the Atikokan General Hospital and renovate existing space to give patients better access to care.
Through this project, patients in the Atikokan community will benefit from:
- A modern facility that delivers better coordinated and integrated acute and long-term care
- Four new acute care beds, bringing the total to 15 beds
- Four new long-term care beds, bringing the total to 26 beds
- Construction is expected to be complete in winter 2017.
The Redevelopment Project involves the renovation of approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of the existing hospital to add more long term care beds, and an addition of approximately 15,000 sq. ft for 11 new acute beds.
An announcement says Manshield Construction iss one of the leading commercial contracting firms in Northwestern Ontario and Western Canada, with 40 years of experience in design build, construction management, project management, masonry, concrete, specialized restoration and general contracting. Peter Belluz, Manshield Construction, President and CEO, said, ”We are honoured to be part of this important project that will improve the hospital facility in Atikokan”.
Kasian Architecture Ontario Incorporated, a partner with the Atikokan General Hospital for many years, is the prime consultant “We are overjoyed that the Ministry have given the hospital approval to proceed to award contract. We look forward to working with Manshield Construction on this worthwhile project,” said Kasian senior associate Michael Paquette