TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) is proud to announce that The Meadows, Swift Current Long-Term Care Centre is the Silver Award recipient in the Infrastructure category of the 2016 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s).
The Meadows replaces three aging facilities in the region adding beds for long term and palliative care. It significantly modernized the delivery of health services in southwest Saskatchewan.
The Meadows is Saskatchewan's first P3 project. The Design Build Finance and Maintain project had a total cost of $ 108.5 million and a Value for Money saving of $ 16.5 million.
The success of The Meadows demonstrates the benefits often attributed to the P3 model – cost-savings; on-time, on-budget delivery; and design innovations. Positive feedback received upon completion of this project proves that P3s have earned their place in the Saskatchewan market.
The Awards Panel was impressed with the "human design" of the project – moving away from institutional facilities towards family design and the integration of inter-generational elements. Panelists also applauded the high level of local contractor and community involvement.
The CCPPP National Awards will be presented on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at the 24th Annual CCPPP National Conference – INNOVATING OUR FUTURE at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto.
"The Meadows was our first P3. This award again confirms it was the right choice. The whole community worked together and they created a world class facility. My regards go to every resident, nurse, local business and friend of the project that made The Meadows a success."
Gordon Wyant, Saskatchewan's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds
"The Meadows is a landmark project that demonstrates exemplary innovation and partnering between the Province of Saskatchewan's Ministry of Health, SaskBuilds, the Cypress Region and Plenary Health. We are thrilled that it has been recognized with an award from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. Congratulations to the entire team for achieving a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership for the Province of Saskatchewan,"
Mike Marasco, CEO Plenary Concessions
"Saskatchewan has been one of the most active P3 markets in Canada. It has quickly developed nine projects at the provincial and municipal levels in a variety of sectors. Each of these P3 projects has demonstrated hundreds of millions of dollars in savings and innovatively addressed the needs of communities across the province."
Mark Romoff, CCPPP President and CEO
About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote smart, innovative and modern approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.
SOURCE Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
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