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North Island Hospitals Project green bond issue a first

2014-07-02

VICTORIA – A green bond has been issued to finance the North Island Hospitals Project, Minister of Finance Michael de Jong announced today.

This is the first time a green bond has been used to fund a public-private partnership project in North America and the first time a green bond has been issued to finance public infrastructure in Canada. The 32.3-year bond was issued by Tandem Health Partners, the consortium delivering the North Island Hospitals Project, and raised about $231.5 million.

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Volunteer shuttle service comes to Campbell River Hospital

2014-06-27

CAMPBELL RIVER – Campbell River Hospital users, volunteers and staff now have a shuttle service to help access new hospital parking spaces.

The service operates between the hospital’s main entrance and the new hospital parking lots on 2nd Avenue, thanks to teamwork involving the Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary, volunteers, the North Island Hospitals Project, Island Health and Wheels for Wellness.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to see this shuttle service up and running,” says Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary President Mary Lazarski. “This is for ...

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Island Health issues RFP seeking owner/operator for community care beds in Campbell River

2014-05-05

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 ...
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Select Proponent identified for North Island Hospitals Project

2014-04-04

CAMPBELL RIVER/COMOX VALLEY – The North Island Hospitals Project has named Tandem Health Partners as the selected proponent for the public private partnership.

The naming of Tandem Health Partners as the selected proponent follows an extensive evaluation of proposals from the three teams that were short-listed and invited to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain two new hospitals in the Comox Valley and Campbell River.

The next step is to begin negotiations with Tandem Health Partners – a process aimed ...

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North Island Hospitals Project website goes online at nihp.viha.ca

2014-01-28

Quick and easy access to information about the North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) can be found on the project’s interactive website, nihp.viha.ca

Visitors to the NIHP website will find up-to-date news about the project as well as information on public engagement and business opportunities. The site also features information about the project’s history, design principles, concept design, building details, answers to frequently asked questions and much more.

An interactive website, visitors can offer comments, ask questions, register to be notified of upcoming ...

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Traffic pattern changes coming at Campbell River Hospital

2013-08-21

CAMPBELL RIVER – With all the construction under way in Campbell River, it may have been easy to miss ongoing site preparation work for the new $266 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital, but that will change starting Monday with work impacting the hospital entrance.

Motorists using the main hospital entrance off 2nd Avenue will face changes to normal traffic patterns starting Monday, August 26th through Wednesday, August 28th as the laneway at the hospital entrance, between the two parking lots, will ...

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North Island Hospitals Project brings new walkways around Comox Valley site

2013-08-12

COURTENAY – Site preparation work for the new $334 million 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital is bringing improvements to pedestrian routes around the site.

“Enhancing and increasing pedestrian walking paths is an objective of the North Island Hospitals Project,” said Tom Sparrow, Chief Project Officer. “We want the new Comox Valley Hospital to be fully integrated into the community. Well designed walking paths support healthy lifestyle choices which form a key part of VIHA’s purpose and vision.”

A new wheelchair- accessible walkway is ...

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Team work helps to keep sports teams at play on Comox Valley Hospital site fields

2013-06-12

COURTENAY – Playing fields next to Lerwick Road will remain in use as long as possible thanks to a multi-agency collaboration including the North Island Hospitals Project, the City of Courtenay Recreation Department, School District 71, the Queneesh Elementary School Advisory Committee and the Comox Valley United Soccer Club.

The playing fields, consisting of two ball diamonds and a soccer field, were purchased from the City of Courtenay to be part of the new Comox Valley Hospital site. The North Island ...

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Organizers pleased with local business response to Industry Speed Dating events for the North Island Hospitals Project

2013-05-31

More than 140 businesses registered for speed dating events in the Comox Valley and Campbell River this week, with more than 225 people attending throughout the two days.

The Campbell River Chamber of Commerce (CRCC), Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC), Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) and the North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) hosted “Industry Speed Dating Events” on May 27 and May 28, 2013.  In Campbell River, more ...

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Site preparation ready to start for new Campbell River Hospital

2013-04-03

April 3, 2013 CAMPBELL RIVER – With site preparation work set to get underway to make way for the new Campbell River Hospital, the Wei Wai Kum First Nation today welcomed the project that will be built in their traditional territory.

“It is great news for families in this region as we mark another step forward for the new Campbell River Hospital and the North Islands Hospital Project,” said Minister of Health Margaret MacDiarmid.” This new hospital in combination with the ...

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