New $86 Million Regional Seniors and Dementia Residential Care Facility Breaks Ground

Jun 23, 2016

Victoria, BC– Construction is set to begin on a new and much needed seniors and dementia care residence to address the changing needs of regional residents – replacing the aging Mount Tolmie Hospital and Oak Bay Lodge. The detailed design work is now complete and construction of the new facility will begin following today’s ground breaking event on the site.

“Our government is working hard to make sure the supports are in place to support a growing and aging population,” said Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Darryl Plecas. “The Summit at Quadra Village is a great example of the work being done in conjunction with our partners to support our focus on community-based care to meet the needs of seniors so they can age in a home-like setting close to their loved ones.”

“We are very pleased to be leading the construction of this project and coordinating the design and planning in partnership with Island Health to ensure the building meets the needs of the residents and caregivers,” said Capital Region Hospital District (CRHD) Board Vice-Chair Barbara Desjardins. “The agreement with Island Health to lease the building for 25 years has allowed the CRHD as the owner and developer to move this very significant and much needed capital project forward.”

“This new, purpose-built residence will be more than just a place to live,” Island Health Board Chair Don Hubbard said. “It will offer a safe, comfortable, home-like environment for seniors who have dementia or complex care needs as well as younger people who require long-term residential care, where they can enjoy a high quality of life and the best of care.”

The event marked the beginning of the construction phase for the $86 million, 320-bed regional residential care facility. The property and building will be owned by the CRHD and Island Health will provide residential care services at the site.

The Summit at Quadra Village project planning began in 2014 and included detailed integrated design team meetings that included senior staff from CRHD and Island Health as well as a public engagement process. The development of this project follows the CRHD’s successful land assembly and development of a number of buildings in partnership with Island Health and other partners at Mount View Heights.

Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2019 and it is anticipated that The Summit at Quadra Village will welcome its first residents shortly after.

For more information about The Summit at Quadra Village Project, please visit www.summitatquadravillage.ca

The CRHD, a corporation of the CRD, is committed to improving and sustaining the Region’s health infrastructure through its funding partnership with Island Health.  Maintaining the quality of healthcare facilities in the Capital Region supports the health needs of residents, and ensures healthcare professionals have the best available facilities and equipment to provide optimum care. For more information, visit https://www.crd.bc.ca/about/what-we-do/capital-regional-hospital-district 

Island Health provides health care and support services to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River. For more information, visit www.viha.ca, follow us on Twitter @VanIslandhealth or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VanIslandHealth/

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Zoe Gray, Manager, Corporate Communications
Capital Regional District                                                                        
Tel: 250.360.3225                                           
zgray@crd.bc.ca          

Kellie Hudson, Manager Media Relations
Island Health
Tel: 250.370.8908       
Kellie.hudson@viha.ca