Stantec has been selected as the design team for redevelopment of the Prince Albert Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Sask. The firm will begin work immediately, which will lead to a multi-stage procurement for design and construction this fall. The construction phase is expected to begin in 2022.
“Stantec is proud to be selected as owner’s representative for the Prince Albert Victoria Hospital, which serves a vast area and population in north central Saskatchewan,” said Stantec principal senior architect Jeff Jurzyniec. “Patient-centred care and community service drives the design of Stantec’s healthcare projects. Our team of local architects and engineers have a proud history of critical infrastructure project delivery throughout Saskatchewan, and we are excited to play a role in such an important project.”
The Saskatchewan team will develop the specifications of the hospital including validating program requirements, refining cost estimates and preparing the design, construction and clinical specifications.
The project’s estimated cost is more than $300 million and will include a new acute care tower and replacement of the existing mental health space along with renovations to the current facility. Upon completion, the total number of beds available is expected to increase by approximately 40 per cent, with space to expand further as needed.
“Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert is the major hub for essential health care services across northern Saskatchewan,” said Minister of Health Paul Merriman said. “Our government is pleased to see this project moving forward, and looks forward to working with the local community and our Indigenous partners to ensure it includes all the services and amenities they require.”
The Prince Albert Victoria Hospital project is significant for the Indigenous community in Prince Albert and across the North. The Government is working closely with Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) to ensure appropriate input in planning and design including through the establishment of a Senior PAGC Committee with representation from PAGC, SHA and Ministry of Health leadership. This collaboration continues to support SHA’s commitment to the TRC Calls to Action.