May 5, 2014
CAMPBELL RIVER – Island Health today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proponents to own and operate 40 new community-based care beds in Campbell River by 2017.
“This is excellent news for residents of Campbell River,” said Comox Valley MLA Don McRae. “The creation of 40 new beds reflects government’s commitment to ensuring residents who are unable to continue living in their own homes have access to the appropriate type of residential care.”
The RFP invites proponents to submit proposals for 20 complex care and 20 licensed dementia residential care beds. Island Health may adjust the mix of complex care and licensed dementia care beds depending on populations needs. Island Health may also negotiate with service providers to develop cost effective options for up to 20 additional beds by 2020 – although these beds would be dependent on health care needs and available funding.
“Island Health is fulfilling our commitment to create an additional 40 beds in Campbell River to tie in with the opening of the new Campbell River Hospital,” said Island Health Board Chair Don Hubbard. “While we know that most individuals want to continue to live in their own homes as long as possible with appropriate health care support services in place, these new community care beds will provide the services they need when they can no longer live at home.”
The beds support Island Health’s focus on community-based care which is often the most appropriate care setting for people who can no longer manage at home. The RFP can be viewed at BC Bid at www.bcbid.ca
Island Health Communications