New group well being centre introduced for Summerside

The province and the Metropolis of Summerside, P.E.I., have reached an settlement to transform the positioning of a former faculty right into a group well being centre.

The centre is anticipated to incorporate a medical house, house for main care, psychological well being and addictions providers, a provincial geriatrics program, and public well being nursing and dental providers, Well being and Wellness Minister Ernie Hudson mentioned.

The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon at an occasion that includes officers from the town and the province.

Town will buy the land, positioned at 425 Granville St., for $1 from the present proprietor, demolish the prevailing buildings and put together the positioning for development. Town mentioned the fee is about $2.3 million.

This would be the house of the brand new group well being centre in Summerside, P.E.I. (Wayne Thibodeau/CBC)

Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart mentioned redeveloping the deserted property will enhance that a part of the town.

“We acquired a lovely new constructing that is wanted within the space,” he mentioned. “We get this different one demolished and out of the way in which. We get many development jobs in a $23-million constructing. We get a whole lot of new professionals coming in when the constructing is open to our group and we get some tax base.”

The province will then buy the web site with the understanding they may deal with development.

The constructing is budgeted to price about $23.1 million and is scheduled to open in spring 2024. Well being P.E.I. will handle it. 

Dr. Michael Gardam, Well being P.E.I.’s CEO, mentioned the brand new improvement will exchange the prevailing Harbourside Well being Centre and provide an improved atmosphere for sufferers and workers.

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