Graham is proud to announce that they have recently signed a design-build agreement to design and build the new Dawson Creek and District Hospital, which has a total project value of approximately CDN $590M.
“This is a significant project award for Graham and adds yet another significant project to our growing healthcare portfolio. We’re proud to be a part of building this great facility that will provide high-quality healthcare services to the people of Dawson Creek and the surrounding communities”, says Richard Ellis-Smith, EVP, Buildings Canada.
The new 263,000 sqft. hospital will be built on a greenfield site and will replace the existing hospital. The three-story facility will include an emergency department with 15 treatment spaces, 70 inpatient beds (providing medical, surgical, maternity, high acuity and mental health services), 2 operating rooms, a procedure room, diagnostic imaging, chemotherapy area, a perinatal unit (including labour, delivery, recovery and post-partum rooms), a nursery, mental health department, academic and teaching space, and pharmacy services. The facility will be built to meet LEED Gold certification.
Construction is slated to start in July 2023 with substantial completion in November 2026 and the hospital ready for patients in 2027.
The Dawson Creek and District Hospital Replacement Project will result in a new state-of-the-art Dawson Creek and District Hospital that will be built in Treaty 8 territory, the ancestral home of the Beaver, Cree, Saulteau, Sicannie (Sikanni), and Slavey. The new Hospital will serve a diverse population that includes the communities of Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope and Fort Nelson. It will also serve the First Nations communities of Blueberry River First Nation, Doig River First Nation, Fort Nelson First Nation, Halfway River First Nation, communities of Kelly Lake, Prophet River First Nation, Saulteau First Nations, and West Moberly First Nations; as well as Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous populations within the Peace Region of Treaty 8 territory.