Interior Health is shifting gears on plans to add 43 more residential care beds in Nelson.

Residential services director Cindy Kozak-Campbell says a request for proposals issued in January resulted in only one bid.

She says economics and a tight timeline probably contributed to the lack of response.

So they’ve gone back to the drawing board.

Kozak-Campbell says that might include integrating community services, but they haven’t determined exactly what that might look like.

Interior Health was hoping to award the contract for the new beds last spring and have them  available by the fall of 2018.