DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Three companies have been shortlisted for the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Dawson Creek Hospital, the province says.

Northern Health received proposals from four vendors.  So far, the design-early works agreement (DEWA) include:

“People in Dawson Creek are closer to having a preferred proponent to design and build the new Dawson Creek and district hospital,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “This announcement means people and families are closer to seeing what the hospital will look like, to construction starting and to the new hospital opening for patients.”

An RFP was issued to the shortlisted vendors on March 16th, with the chosen vendor being announced in the fall.

Construction is expected to begin in late 2022, with the new hospital expected to open in 2026.

The new location will be on the Treaty 8 First Nations territory and will be around 25 percent larger than the current hospital.  The new build will be 209,000 square feet with 70 beds—an increase of 24. The new emergency department will also be bigger compared to the old one and will have 15 treatment beds instead of 10.

The budget for the project is almost $378-million and will be shared by the provincial government, through Northern Health, and the Peace River Regional Hospital District will be contributing more than $150-million.

More information can be found on the BC Gov website.