Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:13

Update: Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility progressing

Written by  Sask. Healthy Authority
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The capital expansion project in Leader, including various renovations and enhancements to the interior of the existing long-term care side of the facility, continues to reach new construction milestones and remains on schedule to open its doors as the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility this summer.  


The east home, the first of three houses to undergo renovations at the Western Senior Citizens Home, has been re-occupied since the end of October 2017. The west home renovations began at the same time and residents are anticipated to re-occupy this space on January 29. Work has also started in the north home, the third and final home to be renovated, and is expected to be complete by April 2018.
“It’s nice to see residents settle into their new space and enjoy the new kitchen and dining areas,” commented Brenda Schwan, Executive Transition Lead - Continuing Care and Capital Project Lead for the Saskatchewan Health Authority.  “The home-like atmosphere is refreshing and welcoming and you can really see residents embrace their new home.”
Meanwhile the $12 million capital construction attached to the Western Senior Citizens Home continues to progress. Recent activity has included construction in the acute/primary care unit. The unit is rapidly taking shape with exterior cladding, wall boarding and electrical and plumbing trade work well underway. Painting and flooring are planned to start in late January. There is a large contingent of sub-trades on-site and the work is progressing quickly.
When the expansion project and renovation work is completed the facility will be renamed, as decided by community members, the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility.  It will be the sole location of all of the community’s health services bringing together acute care, emergency medical services, community health services, primary health care and long-term care.  The facility’s design incorporates input from staff, physicians, patients and family representatives. 
A construction camera remains in place to document progress and captures a new birds-eye image of the site every 15 minutes.  The high resolution images may be viewed at any time on www.cypresshealth.ca. 

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