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(Burlington Free Press)   "When we heard $1 million a bed," Sen. Claire Ayer said of the $25 million price tag for the hospital, "we sort of assumed it would include beds"   (burlingtonfreepress.com) divider line 22
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2014-02-14 12:25:34 PM  
25  million dollars for a 25-bed facility?

$18,000 to actually furnish each room?

I need to become a contractor and get in on this criminal shiat.
 
2014-02-14 12:27:11 PM  
That is crazy that it didn't.
 
2014-02-14 12:27:55 PM  
Give em bean bags, the crazies committed there will enjoy those more anyway
 
2014-02-14 12:28:08 PM  

Alonjar: 25  million dollars for a 25-bed facility?

$18,000 to actually furnish each room?

I need to become a contractor and get in on this criminal shiat.


And apparently the building is only designed to be useful for 20 years. After that it self destructs.
 
2014-02-14 12:31:34 PM  
18k doesn't seem to bad per room. Hospital beds, IV pumps, chairs etc.
 
2014-02-14 12:33:46 PM  
Seriously, how much does it cost to furnish a mental hospital?
therubber-room.com
 
2014-02-14 12:35:35 PM  

mjones71822: 18k doesn't seem to bad per room. Hospital beds, IV pumps, chairs etc.


It's a mental hospital.  It doesn't need motorized hospital beds or IV pumps.  You can put in chairs from Big Lots.
 
2014-02-14 12:36:40 PM  
Ehh, just run down to Sams and buy whatever's cheap, then keep 'em in straight jackets until they're better.

/how in the hell does it cost that much!
 
2014-02-14 12:36:50 PM  

mjones71822: 18k doesn't seem to bad per room. Hospital beds, IV pumps, chairs etc.


Its a mental health facility, not an actual hospital.
 
2014-02-14 12:43:48 PM  

Alonjar: 25  million dollars for a 25-bed facility?

$18,000 to actually furnish each room?

I need to become a contractor and get in on this criminal shiat.


This. At that price, that had better be a no-bid contract given to the senator's brother in law or something.You could almost buy out an older neighborhood block and you'd still end up with money left over and more bedrooms...
 
2014-02-14 12:44:13 PM  
Huh, I would think that $25 million would buy more than enough Pepsi to not be giving.
 
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2014-02-14 12:46:47 PM  
The problem came to light this winter, Mental Health Commissioner Paul Dupre said. The money allocated in the state's capital project budget was for the structure - the stuff that lasts for 20 years, not the mattresses, sheets and chairs.

The new high school in my area didn't have desks in the budget. Fortunately, the project was already $90 million over budget. An error of less than $1 million felt cheap.
 
2014-02-14 12:52:06 PM  
Those middle men gotta make their pay too.

It's real hard work filling out those forms.
 
2014-02-14 01:01:45 PM  
Must have used the same planning company that our government dose.
 
2014-02-14 01:02:22 PM  

DarkVader: mjones71822: 18k doesn't seem to bad per room. Hospital beds, IV pumps, chairs etc.

It's a mental hospital.  It doesn't need motorized hospital beds or IV pumps.  You can put in chairs from Big Lots.


No, you need furniture that is very very heavy (ie hard to throw), very durable, won't splinter easily, and is difficult to modify or difficult to modify effectively.  Psych patients can be Mcgyvers when it comes to hurting themselves/others or hiding contraband.

Once when tossing a room I found a single grain of rice that a patient had taken from the lunchroom and dried so they could use it to cut themselves.  Big Lots furniture would be artillery.
 
2014-02-14 01:02:56 PM  
Now they know what happens when they assume.
 
2014-02-14 01:07:53 PM  

jtown: Now they know what happens when they assume.


You make an ass out of Uma Thurman?
 
2014-02-14 01:25:00 PM  
Here's the deal.
You all know that big medicine is a staged con to rip off everyone.
It's a rigged game produced by the FDA which is owned by the pharmaceutical companies.
But they can't just play that game on the run. It doesn't look legit.
So they need to build their own casinos.
Hospitals are great, because they can soak each and every one of you from time to time and you all get stung and count your blessings if you can get out of it alive and well, and not end up homeless. But there's a better game. One where they figure out how to put as many in a warehouse as they can and never let them out and charges all of you for it. It's a perfect game. They get to control costs, prices, and you, the taxpayer, has to pay up. And when they go to build these casinos, who do you think they call? You think the government uses a fair bidding process or you think [C] it's a rigged game?
Of course it is. Someone's buddy's cousin who paid someone else is going to get that contract. And you think that original bid is going to double or triple once they start getting their guaranteed checks? You're catching on.
You'd be nuts not to.
And if you are, have we got a place for you to stay.
And if you aren't, we can always say you are, and force meds on you, and know what?
No one will believe you if you want out because you're crazy.
We know.
We said so.

Don't think they do that?
The local hospital here in Burlington just did it to a woman, and the legislature is trying to enforce forced meds on the "mentally ill" right now as we speak herein Vermont.

they are building it
and you will come.
 
2014-02-14 01:44:53 PM  
Seems like they also forgot an HIS (Hospital Information System) as well. I hope the criminals who "Disappeared"  this money wind up as patients at this facility.
 
2014-02-14 01:45:00 PM  

Slypork: Seriously, how much does it cost to furnish a mental hospital?
[therubber-room.com image 850x459]


You've gotta refurbish them every time a patient has read Sutter Cane.

www.blackgate.com
 
2014-02-14 03:02:04 PM  
Ha, no IT system?  Good luck.
 
2014-02-14 03:48:24 PM  
"When we heard $1 million a bed," Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison said of the $25 million price tag for the hospital, "we sort of assumed it would include beds."

The senator is as dumb as bricks. Standard construction contracts typically do not include FF&E. Typically you get what is considered permanent elements.

Furniture typically is by additional contracts, through dealers or direct from the manufacturer.


This is what happens when you put people in charge of development projects that dont know how construction works. Same with having elderly 70 y/o senators and other electeds making policy on things like internet usage. They are making decisions about things they have no clue about.
 
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