Construction for La Ronge’s Long-Term Care Home Project will be undertaken by Ledcor Construction Limited.

The company was selected through a two-stage procurement process. A request for qualifications resulted in three teams moving forward to request proposals, with Ledcor ultimately being selected. Ledcor was originally founded in Alberta in 1947 and has delivered projects such as the Diamond House Long-Term Care facility in Warman and the Columbian Village senior residence in Saskatoon.

Ledcor Regional Manager Laird Ritchie said that the company looks forward to working with the province to build the new facility. “Ledcor Construction Limited is pleased to have been selected by SaskBuilds as the general contractor for the La Ronge Long-Term Care Centre. We look forward to working with the Government of Saskatchewan to deliver this important new facility,” he said.

The new facility will have three stories and will include up to 80 resident rooms as well as living areas, tub rooms, family rooms, a traditional healing space, a serenity room, a commercial kitchen, and a space for other health services.

Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley said that the increase in the number of beds available will have an impact in northern Saskatchewan.

“We are pleased to see the La Ronge long-term care project moving forward and look forward to the start of construction. Increasing the number of LTC beds from 16 up to 80 will make an impact in La Ronge and will serve residents from across northern Saskatchewan,” said Hindley.

The project will also include the renovation of the existing 16-bed long-term care space and will provide increased health centre space and improve several program areas, including therapies, an adult day program, and a new hemodialysis unit.

The existing long-term care centre will remain open throughout the duration of construction.  Construction of the new facility is expected to begin this month with an estimated completion date of 2026.