Once complete, the new Atlin Health Centre will be 236 square metres (2,540 square feet) in size and continue to provide the care services that are currently provided to the community and region. The replacement facility will be located on the corner of Atlin Road and Discovery Avenue, across from the BC Hydro plant.
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Planning for a new health centre in Atlin has been underway for some time now, with good work conducted by dedicated residents and Northern Health and First Nations Health Authority staff.
After having been placed on temporary hold, plans for rebuilding the Atlin Health Centre have resumed and a contract for construction has been awarded.
While on hold, additional consultation was conducted with First Nations Health Authority, Taku River Tlingit and the Atlin Supportive Living Society to reach accord with next steps in ensuring the project plans would meet expectations and desires of community within our service model.
The Atlin Health Centre replacement project is progressing well – the project is on-schedule and within budget with projected completion this winter.
People in Atlin will have noticed by now that action on the Health Centre site has increased over the past two weeks as the modular units that will make up the facility have arrived on flatbed trucks from ATCO Industries in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Next steps will include installation(s) of the roof truss system, metal roof, Hardy plank siding, and buttoning up the facility (affixing the modular units together). Also being installed are power connections with BC Hydro, the Superior propane tank and respective services.
Northern Health continues to meet with the Atlin Health Centre Community Advisory group on project updates and community concerns.
On August 22, 2019, local Atlin contractor, Pine Tree Services, will break ground at the site and begin excavation and site preparation for the new Atlin Health Centre. The modular units that will make up the building itself will be in transit towards Atlin in September.
ATCO Sustainable Communities Inc. Modular Construction has been awarded the contract for the construction of the new Atlin Health Centre.
The new Atlin Health Centre will be 2,540 square feet. This new, expanded space will improve on the continued provision of all services the community currently receives.
The foundation for the new health centre will be laid by late summer, 2019 with construction to follow. NH is optimistic that an initial redevelopment of the AHC to carry out its core functions can be completed by winter 2019/20.
Northern Health is pleased to continue to meet with the Advisory Committee after procurement and during the construction phases of the redevelopment, so we can keep the community apprised of project progress.