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Celebrating Construction Progress on New Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford

Construction May 3, 2016 - small

May 3, 2016 - A large crowd of patients, staff, members of the public, project officials, dignitaries and media gathered at Saskatchewan Hospital today for their first opportunity to see the progress made on construction of the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford.

The community event was a highlight of The Battlefords celebration of National Mental Health Week May 2 -8, 2016.


Ernst & Young Reports P3 Saves $90 Million on New Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford

Infographic - as of Nov 30, 2015

December 15, 2015 - The Saskatchewan Government released the value for money (VFM) report for the publicly owned new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford project. The VFM was prepared by independent financial experts Ernst & Young (EY). They confirm the P3 model will save taxpayers $90 MILLION, or 18 per cent, compared to a traditional model. These savings include P3-related costs, such as private financing.

To read the Government news release, click here.

To read the VFM Report on SHNB Backgrounder, click here.

To read the Value for Money Report, click here.

Click here to view the infographic showing how much work has been done already on the new SHNB.

New SHNB Construction:  Follow Along via Webcam

Webcam Image Dec 15, 15

December 15, 2015 - You can view the progress on construction of the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford on the Prairie North Health Region website, thanks to a live webcam feed from the project site.

To view the Webcam, click here.

Construction Begins on Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford

Groundbreaking 2 September 21, 2015 - The ground was officially broken today, marking the start of construction of the new SHNB. A large crowd was on hand to celebrate the formal launch of the much-anticipated project.


Pre-Construction Begins on Site of New Hospital; Jersey Street Access Closes

Jersey Street Closure - map

August 17, 2015 - Access Prairies Partnership, the proponent selected to develop and build the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB), arrived on site today to begin work needed to prepare for construction of the 294-bed hospital. This stage of the work is site preparation work only, in advance of the actual construction start.
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End of an Era for Saskatchewan Hospital Riverside Golf Course
    - Story & photos courtesy Battlefords Regional Optimist July 30, 2015 edition, pg. 12
July 24, 2015:   The Saskatchewan Hospital Riverside Golf Course held its final tournament today. The historic nine-hole course is now closed for good, to make way for construction of the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford.

Construction One Step Closer:  Partner Team Chosen for the New Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford
July 6, 2015:  The Province announced that Access Prairies Partnership (APP) has been selected to build the new SHNB as a design-build-finance-maintain public-private partnership (P3).
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Pre-Construction Work Begins Toward New Saskatchewan Hospital
April 27, 2015:   Pre-construction activities kicked off at the site boundary of Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford to lay the groundwork needed before actual construction of the new facility can take place.

Saskatchewan Hospital Curling Rink Hosts Final Bonspiel
Curling Rink March 21, 2015:   The end of an era has come for the SHNB curling rink as the rocks flash for the last time down the two sheets of curling ice.

Three Teams Proceed to RFP for North Battleford Project
October 7, 2014:   Three qualified teams have been invited to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to build the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford.
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New Saskatchewan Hospital Facility Closer to Reality
Crowd at Announce April 2014 April 29, 2014:   Construction of a new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB) along with an adjacent correctional facility is to begin in the summer of 2015. The announcement was made by government officials to a large crowd of SHNB patients, staff, health region and community officials.

Premier Announces Replacement of Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford
Premier Wall Announce Aug 2011 August 18, 2011:   Premier Brad Wall announced today  the replacement of Saskatchewan's only psychiatric hospital building - Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford - paving the way for improved conditions for patients at the nearly 100-year-old facility.


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