Three companies shortlisted for RIH patient care tower construction

By James Peters
October 2, 2017 - 10:27am

KAMLOOPS — Interior Health has its proponent shortlist together for construction of the Royal Inland Hospital patient care tower.

Four companies responded to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process, and three met the project's requirements based on several factors.

The three successful companies are EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, Inter-River Healthcare Partners and Plenary PCL Health.

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the project is right on target.

"It's our hope that the successful proponent will be selected by the fall of 2018," said Dix. "It's also my hope at every stage that we can to both meet the targets in terms of time, or actually move the project forward. Such is, I think, the need for this patient care tower in Kamloops."

"It's obviously a critical project, not just for the people of Kamloops but for everyone in the region, one that has been long delayed and one that I'm delighted to be moving forward with."

The patient care tower is the first phase of a two-phase project that will also involve renovations to the existing Royal Inland Hospital building.

Total budget for both phases is $417 million.

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