The timeline is tight, but the CEO of the MICS Health Care Group is confident that construction on a new South Centennial Manor can begin by August.
Paul Chatelain told a recent public update meeting that despite rising costs from a number of sources, the long-term care ministry has come through with increased funding for the Iroquois Falls facility. The caveat is the August deadline.
He says the biggest challenge might be finding a contractor, because of all the other similar projects given the ministry go-ahead.
“The one bonus that we have is we already have the land secured that’s been purchased by the MICs Group, the AGH Board, from the town,” Chatelain notes.
That site is behind Anson General Hospital. The new home will have 96 beds, up from the current 69.
And that’s not the end of the need for money.
“The funding has been tremendous,” he remarks. ”It’s a big win for us. But we still have to raise about $5-million over the next three years.”
Listen to our conversation with Paul Chatelain here: