David Poiron of Checkwitch Poiron based in Nanaimo is working with a team of engineers, designers and others to develop a schematic design for the new hospice house. This stage will be complete with 80% accurate estimated pricing by Mid-July. Subsequent design stages will end with construction drawings and final price estimate available by the end of 2018. The tender for construction is anticipated to be posted on BC in early 2019.
Community support for the project is growing even before the capital campaign starts. We have received funding commitments from the following:
- Cowichan Valley Regional Health District
- Cowichan District Hospital Foundation
- 100 women who care Cowichan
- Purica Foundation
- Chemainus, Ladysmith & Cowichan District Health Care Auxiliaries