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Tender issued for New Mental Health Unit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Press Release

June 26, 2020

A tender has been issued by the Department of Transportation and Works to build a six-bed extension for mental health care at the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

The single story, 626 m2 extension will provide private bedrooms for residents to receive mental health services, and include spaces for dining, lounging, recreation and group therapy. The extension will also include a therapeutic quiet room, which can also be used for Indigenous ceremonies

The department anticipates construction starting later this summer and being completing in 2022.

This new unit will include services that are inclusive and culturally appropriate for all residents. This project supports recommendations in Towards Recovery: The Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador.

In addition to the six-bed unit in Labrador, evaluations have begun for the new adult mental health and addictions hospital in St. John’s. The department anticipates announcing the successful proponent this summer.

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“Our investments in healthcare infrastructure, such as this mental health care extension, and other projects in our multi-year infrastructure plan, are improving services for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Construction of this new mental health unit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay will also provide employment opportunities for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“As part of our commitment to transform the provincial mental health and addictions system to one that is person-centered, accessible and recovery focused, our government recognized the need for access to acute care in-patient mental health and addictions services in Labrador. This tender will bring us one step closer to achieving this commitment. It will also allow residents in Labrador to avail of these services when needed closer to home.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“To move forward with this mental health unit is to move forward with vital infrastructure that incorporates Indigenous values, while being based right here in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. This is a new approach that recognizes the importance of family, community and our regional priorities.”
Perry Trimper
MHA Lake Melville

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Learn more

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Media contacts
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 725-9201
[email protected]

Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982
[email protected]

Bonnie Learning
Constituency Assistant to Honourable Perry Trimper, MHA for Lake Melville
709-896-7975
[email protected]

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