CRHD Approves Funding for Nigel House Redevelopment

Apr 12, 2017

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) Board has approved $1 million in funding through the Non-Traditional Funding program for the redevelopment of Nigel House.

As part of the redevelopment of the Nigel Valley in Saanich, the Broadmead Care Society (BCS) 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 a complex combination of medical, mental health and behavioural issues that have not allowed them to live successfully in other housing and care settings.

“The CRHD is dedicated to improving health care facilities to meet the varied needs of our diverse residents,” said Marianne Alto, CRHD Chair. “The new Nigel House will provide the supports needed to safely care for residents facing challenging circumstances while providing high quality of life.”

The Non-Traditional Projects funding program was established by the CRHD to support the provision of community-based health care services by not-for-profit agencies that are unable to secure capital funding from Island Health. CRD staff have been working with the Broadmead Care Society on the Nigel House redevelopment project since 2012. The Broadmead Care Society is contributing $3 million in equity to the project and will fundraise an additional $2 million during the three year planning and construction phases. The remaining capital required will be financed through BC Housing.

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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