Victoria, BC– The Capital Region Hospital District (CRHD) is pleased to announce that the property it has purchased at 955 Hillside Avenue Victoria can now be developed for The Summit at Quadra Village, a 320-unit residential care facility for seniors who need complex and dementia care. A critical step in proceeding was the site being designated as a healthcare facility by the Minister of Health under the provisions of the Hospital District Act.
“Having this site designated as a healthcare facility is a significant step forward for the CRHD Board’s $40.73 million dollar commitment to replace 580 residential care beds in the Capital Region and ensure state-of-the-art residential care facilities for our most vulnerable residents,” said Dave Howe, CRHD Board Chair. “Following the recent opening of the 260-units at the Heights at Mount View Village in Saanich, we are thrilled to be able to proceed with building the second phase of our commitment, the 320-unit “Summit at Quadra Village.”
The Summit will replace Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie Hospital, which have reached the end of their functional life as healthcare facilities. The CRHD will design and build the Summit on behalf of Island Health. The land and future building will be owned by the CRHD, with Island Health funding the residential care services upon completion of the project which is anticipated in 2018.
“The Summit at Quadra Village is the result of an ongoing partnership between Island Health and CRHD,” said Don Hubbard, Island Health Board Chair. “This purpose-built facility will provide updated beds in a modern care environment for frail seniors and individuals with dementia and other complex care needs. It represents the innovative partnership that has emerged between the CRHD and Island Health to ensure that those in need receive the highest quality of care in the best facilities possible.”
A corporation of the CRD, the Capital Regional Hospital District partners with Island Health and community stakeholder agencies to develop and improve healthcare facilities in the Region, including replacing buildings that have reached the end of their economic and functional life. Through capital and other community investments, the CRHD supports a healthy, vibrant and liveable Region for all citizens.
Island Health is responsible for the delivery of $1.9 billion in community, hospital and residential care to more than 750,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Salish Sea and Johnstone Strait, and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet.
For more information on The Summit at Quadra Village project, visit: www.crd.bc.ca/summit
For CRHD media inquiries, please contact:
CRD Corporate Communications
For Island Health media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah Plank, Media Relations Manager,
Island Health Communications and Public Relations