Contract awarded for 100 residental care beds

Interior Health has awarded a contract for 100 new residential care beds in West Kelowna.

  • Aug. 30, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Interior Health has awarded a contract for 100 new residential care beds in West Kelowna.

The contract with Baltic Properties Group, was announced Monday.

“These new residential care beds will be built in Westbank town centre,” said Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart.

“This is a significant investment in our community and the new facility will help keep more people who require complex care in an appropriate setting and free up acute care beds in local hospitals.”

Residential beds provide 24/7 care and support for adults and seniors with complex health-care needs who require 24-hour professional care.

Proposals were received from eight proponents for the design, construction and operation of the new beds.

After the evaluation, Baltic Properties Group emerged as the successful proponent.

“With this announcement, we’re continuing to move forward on our commitment to provide appropriate levels of care in the best possible settings for those who can no longer remain in their own homes,” said Norman Embree, chairman of the Interior Health board.

 

“One hundred new beds is a noteworthy increase for the Central Okanangan.”

 

Over the past decade, Baltic Properties Group have designed, developed and commissioned five seniors-oriented health care and housing complexes in British Columbia.

The facilities include supportive housing, assisted living, complex residential care services, hospice/palliative care services, as well as bariatric, respite and community outreach programs in Osoyoos, Lake Country, Kamloops, Chilliwack and Surrey.

“We have a strong record of experience in delivering complex care services,” said Will McKay, managing partner, Baltic Properties Group.

 

“We’re looking forward to providing this new campus of care in West Kelowna where we can continue delivering the same high level service as in our other facilities.”

 

Work on the new facility, which will be located on Butt Road, is expected to begin in October with estimated completion in January 2013.

The local beds are part of 527 residential care beds announced by Interior Health last December.

The new units are needed to meet the growing needs of an aging population.

 

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