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RFP released for development of long-term care beds in the Cowichan Valley

August 3, 2016

DUNCAN – To ensure residential care services continue to meet community needs, Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to create 40 to 60 new and replacement residential care beds in the Cowichan Valley.

These additional beds represent a significant investment in seniors’ care by Island Health. Residential beds provide 24/7 care and support for people with complex care needs who are no longer able to live at home independently or with supports. This includes the frail and elderly, and those with dementia, whose needs may change over time.

The RFP is posted on the BC Bid website and proposals are being accepted until Sept. 30, 2016. Following a period of evaluation, Island Health anticipates a contract will be awarded early in the new year. Construction will begin in summer 2017 and the new beds will open in early 2019.

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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