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  • Tony Young
    December 06, 2012 - 13:01

    Trevor that is a very good point, increase the services at Stephenville, and take pressure off the new facility at Corner Brook. Stephenville could be utilized for Southwestern NL with the proper services offered, and a smaller more reasonable cost effective faculity in Corner Brook for the region makes so much sense dollar wise and suits the entire west Coast of NL. That should have been the plan when Stephenville's new hospital was built in the first place.

  • Trevor
    December 05, 2012 - 15:15

    I response to SHAR's comment - The hospital in Stephenville is built and in need of staffing. If this government is looking to cut costs, which it obviously is, than the logical choice would be to downsize this project and fill the vacant positions at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital. That way, some pressure can be taken off of the facility in Corner Brook and less investment will be needed to construct it. The 25,000 people around Bay St. George can go about their business without having to trek into Corner Brook for medical services on a regular basis and everone is much happier.

    • SHAR
      December 06, 2012 - 00:03

      Yes, but Stephenville needs decent Dr's and more of them...They don't even have a maternity ward there. God help Cancer patients, they have to go to St. Johns for radiation. There are very few specialists in Stephenville (if any), My mother suffered a stroke, took her to Stephenville, they waited 12 hrs. before sending her to Corner Brook, said it was the flu. As I said "Walk in Clinic" for colds, flu only/

  • mellie
    December 05, 2012 - 11:23

    building should take in all places like the old canadian tire rental space bring everything togather. put some commercial space there to pay for the project over the years

  • Newsreader
    December 05, 2012 - 10:55

    If and when this thing ever does get built, expect something more along the lines of a longterm care facility than a hospital. I listened to Tom Marshall being interviewed on CBC Radio yesterday morning, and a longterm care facility is exactly what he was stressing he'd like to see -- as a better fit for our shrinking population and aging demographic. And this is likely the plan that was in place when landscaping was done, and the water and sewer lines went in.

      December 05, 2012 - 14:06

      You do realize we have a brand new long term care building here right? Oh okay. I thought you did. we need a new hospital.

  • Foghorn Leghorn
    December 05, 2012 - 10:02

    Nothing more than a delay tactic to hopefully make it look like they are actually doing something. The provincial government has made a decision to over extend itself financially with the pending Muskrat Falls development. It no longer has the financial capabilities to build a health care facility of this magnitude. We will be looking at a blank block of land for many years to come.

  • shar
    December 05, 2012 - 09:23

    The West coast is in desperate, desperate need of a new hospital and the current one in Corner Brook is in terrible condition. They have excellent staff & Dr's but obviously need more. Why Stephenville got a new hospital is beyond anyone's imagination when its nothing better than a walk in clinic.. The focus needs to be in building this facility and not lining pockets.

  • Wayne R Bennett
    December 05, 2012 - 06:41

    During the visit, the company looked at the work which has been done: about $20 million worth of water and sewer work and landscaping on the site at the intersection of Cpl. Pinksen Memorial Drive and the Lewin Parkway. Stantec also reviewed the current master plan. Ok, I am confused here. If you do not know the size of the facility, how can you have the water and sewer in place. What if what is now in the ground does not have the capacity to handle the output of sewer from the redesigned facility and what if the water line now installed is too small. Like paying a road and digging it up a month later to install a new water line. Design the building first then installed your services. I can see everything been dug up to fix what I would say will be undersized for the new hospital. It was like when I lived in military housing. They came one day and put all new cermanic tile around the bathtub. A month later a different contractor was in putting in a new bathtub and had to removed the brand new tile. Mark my words!

  • peter barryu
    December 05, 2012 - 06:24

    well ms sullivan the right size right fit should have been done back in 2007 when this project was announced.call it what you want but its downsizing.another broken promise by our own members.anyone remember the grenfell promise.people wont forget mr marshall.