Operating principles for the Centre of Excellence have been developed through the following activities:
1. Document Gathering Research and Review
As part of the project initiation, NHCN Health Division provided existing studies, documents, service reports, population data and staffing summaries. Supplemental to this, the consultant team reviewed select regulatory requirements, planning standards and programs for similar facilities. The information gathered informed the Functional Program.
2. Participatory Programming Process
An interactive consultative approach was taken based on planning sessions with funding partner stakeholders, NHCN Health Division administration, Norway House Hospital administration, Northern Medical Unit physicians, as well as program managers and staff. The consultation process occurred between September 2016 and December 2018, and involved: tours of similar Health Centre precedents, on-site meetings in Norway House, meetings with stakeholders in Winnipeg and conference calls with key program representatives.
3. Document Assembly and Review
The stakeholder input and decisions made throughout the programming process were processed synthesized and incorporated in the Functional Program.
A draft Functional Program was prepared and submitted to NHCN Health Division and user group members for review and comment. Following the review process, additional conference calls were conducted with NHCN Health Division to clarify user group input.
A final meeting was held with NHCN Health Division to present the revised document prior to submitting the final approved Functional Program.
4. Projected Cost Summary
A Functional Program Estimate (FPE) has been developed by a qualified Quantity Surveyor experienced with construction in northern Manitoba. The FPE has been based on the content of the Functional Program and associated space allocation floor areas. The FPE has a range of cost estimate variance of +30% to -20% based on the level of information available.