TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael's
Hospital announced today that three companies have been shortlisted to
design, build and finance the construction of a new 17-storey patient
care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets and the
renovation of approximately 150,000 square feet of existing hospital
Based on a request for qualifications process that began in December
2012, the following three companies were shortlisted:
- St. Michael's Partnership
Bondfield Construction Company Limited
NORR Limited / Farrow Partnership
- Integrated Team Solutions
EllisDon Capital Inc. / Fengate Capital Inc.
- PCL Partnerships
PCL Constructors Canada Inc
B+H Architects / Silver Thomas Hanley
The companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals,
expected to be issued in summer 2013. Each includes a developer, design
and construction firms, and a financial advisor.
The new tower will allow St. Michael's Hospital to relocate patient beds
from an 85-year-old wing and provide larger space for programs that
treat some of the most critically ill patients from across Ontario.
These programs include patients from the medical-surgical intensive
care unit and the largest adult cystic fibrosis program in North
Five new operating rooms will be added to the hospital, each large
enough to include state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment. These
hybrid operating rooms will allow surgeons to perform minimally
invasive, image-guided or catheter-based procedures and undertake open
surgery in the same operating room.
Redevelopment work will also provide enlarged, state-of-the-art
inpatient facilities for orthopedic surgery, oncology and respirology —
including the cystic fibrosis program — as well as critical care space
for the coronary and medical-surgical units.
The current emergency department will also be expanded. It was
originally designed to accommodate 45,000 patient visits a year, but
now accommodates more than 70,000 a year — a number that continues to
grow with the population. This expansion will allow St. Michael's to
continue to fulfill its mandate as a regional trauma centre.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with St. Michael's Hospital to expand and renovate the
hospital, which will remain publicly owned and controlled.
Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that
delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on
budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied
Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model to
83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers
an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the
largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and
eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public
infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage
major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.stmichaelshospital.com for more information.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"St. Michael's Hospital plays a critical role in the health and
well-being of Toronto residents, so it's important that we get the
right team for this job. The project is a part of our government's
Action Plan for Health Care, which is all about providing the right
care, at the right time, in the right place."
Dr. Robert Howard, Chief Executive Officer, St. Michael's Hospital
"This renewal project will allow St. Michael's to move forward as a
leader in the transformation of patient care. Renovations to the
Emergency Department will provide the proper space to be both a
downtown trauma centre and a local hospital for a diverse and changing
inner city population. State-of-the-art technology and design will
improve safety, patient outcomes and patient experience."
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
St. Michael's Hospital