Contract Awarded for New Markdale Hospital, Construction Starts
On February 26, 2021, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott announced that the construction of a new hospital for Markdale has been approved, and will start this Monday. The province awarded a contract to Bird Construction to build the 68,000 square foot facility on Toronto Street South.
“This is the news we have been waiting for, and we are extremely pleased to begin construction of a brand new, state-of-the art hospital in Markdale,” said Gary Sims, President & CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services. “This announcement solidifies the future of excellent health care in the Centre Grey area.
GBHS issued a call for tenders to build a new hospital last summer. After reviewing the bids, the GBHS Board of Directors recommended to the Ministry of Health that Bird Construction be awarded the contract. Bird Construction has offices across Canada, and has built many large health care facilities. The company is in Markdale today, and has begun preparations on the site.
Read the full news release here.
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