Capital Project Receives Stage 2 Approval

Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has approved the Brock CHC Capital Project Stage 2 Functional Program Submission.

In his letter dated December 18th, 2014 to Peter Elliott, Brock CHC Board of Directors Chair, MOHLTC Deputy Minister Dr. Bob Bell confirmed “…the support of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for the Brock Community Health Centre Stage 2 Functional Program submission for the New Build Project…”.

On receiving the official approval letter, Mr. Elliott expressed great satisfaction that expectations for this key phase in the planning for the capital project have been achieved.   “This is very gratifying.  Our Board and staff have focused diligently for over a year to receive this approval.  Design work will now begin and, in the months ahead, our community will begin to see more definitive steps toward the construction of the new CHC facility”.

“We are delighted that we have met the business case requirements for this important milestone in our project,” said Ron Ballantyne, Brock CHC’s Executive Director.  “Detailed documentation on staffing requirements, workload data, quantity/quality of space, projected operating costs, etc. are all essential ingredients to determining value for money and the shape, form and integrity of the building to be constructed.” he added.

The Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) had a key role throughout the Stage 2 review process and has provided its endorsement of the planning for the new Brock CHC building.

Stage 3 will begin immediately.  It will result in the completion of preliminary designs pertaining to floor site servicing, building elevations, mechanical and electrical systems and design, architectural design, structural design, cost estimate, and more.  Stage 3 will be followed by Stage 4 which will involve working drawings, preparation of contract documents and tendering.  Stage 5 will be construction of the new building.

Brock CHC offers a range of community health care programs to the residents of Brock Township and surrounding areas.  The programs include:  primary health care, diabetes education, geriatric assessment and health promotion/prevention.  Priority populations are youth and seniors.  In addition, Brock CHC is the lead organization for the Durham North Zone Partnership.