Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) Board has directed staff to submit a request to the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Health, asking that Nigel House be designated as a health facility.
As part of the redevelopment of the Nigel Valley in Saanich, the Broadmead Care Society has an agreement in principle with Island Health to replace the current 26-bed Nigel House and 15-bed Harriet House, with a new 41-bed resident complex care home for clients with medical, mental health and behavioural issues.
The Broadmead Care Society initially approached the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) in 2012 for $1M from its Non-Traditional Projects funding program. Staff have been working with Broadmead Care Society on the Nigel House redevelopment project since 2012 and the project has now advanced to the stage of bringing a complete request for funding and approval of a capital bylaw forward to the CRHD Board in the fall of 2016.
To be able to consider a funding request and capital bylaw, Nigel House must be designated as a health facility by the Minister of Health in accordance with Section 29 of the Hospital District Act.
Support from the CRHD and Island Health are required to initiate the health designation process. Staff from the Broadmead Care Society are also in discussions with Island Health, and a similar request will be submitted by Island Health.
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 livable Region for all citizens.
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