© Cory Hurley
Premier Tom Marshall speaks during today's announcement pertaining to the new hospital in Corner Brook.
The province has awarded a contract to plan radiation services for the new regional hospital in Corner Brook.
Altus Planning Inc., a consulting firm out of Alberta, will prepare a plan for radiation therapy services before the end of June.
The contract also includes a review of current and future demands for radiation therapy in the province,and identify and evaluate models of service delivery in other jurisdictions which could be implemented. This work will be completed by September.
Also announced during a press conference held at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook this morning was the release of two tenders to assist with preparing the new hospital site. The tenders include excavation and site grading, along with partial on-site water and sewer infrastructure, installation of an underground concrete water storage tank and connection of the reservoir to the city’s water distribution system.