TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Monte Kwinter, MPP for York Centre, Laura
Albanese, MPP for York South-Weston, Mario Sergio, MPP for York West
and Mike Colle, MPP for Eglinton-Lawrence joined Humber River Regional
Hospital officials at the future home of the new hospital to unveil
designs for the new state-of-the-art community facility.
Plenary Health Care Partnerships was announced as the preferred
proponent selected to design, build, finance and maintain the new acute
care hospital at the event.
The new hospital, located in north Toronto, will have increased patient
capacity from 549 beds up to 656 beds. It will enable Humber River to
provide a more comprehensive range of acute care services and support
for inpatient and outpatient hospital programs. The new facility will
greater access to high quality health care;
reduced wait times;
expanded emergency services;
increased specialized outpatient services;
modern diagnostic equipment for better patient diagnosis and treatment;
updated infectious disease containment systems to monitor and prevent a
broad range of infections.
The project will create spin-off benefits in the community and region
with the supplies purchased from local businesses and the potential for
hundreds of construction workers to be employed during the project.
Construction is expected to begin in this fall.
The selection of Plenary Health Care Partnerships is the result of
extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request
for proposals process that began in October 2010. The Toronto-based
Plenary Health Care Partnerships team includes:
Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Inc./HCP Social Infrastructure
(Canada) Limited /Innisfree Ltd.
Design: HDR Architects/C.F. Møller Architects
Construction: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Facilities Management: Johnson Controls LP
Financial Advisor: RBC Capital Markets
The design and construction of the new hospital will adhere to the
guidelines and sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, with a goal of
achieving LEED® Silver certification. LEED® buildings focus on healthy
indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use
of energy, water and other resources.
Infrastructure Ontario and Humber River Regional Hospital will now work
to finalize contract details with the preferred bidder. The project is
expected to reach commercial close and financial close this fall, which
will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate
has been set. The project's cost will be announced publicly at
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with Humber River Regional Hospital to build the new facility,
which will remain publicly owned and publicly controlled.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering
some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects, on time and on budget; managing one of the largest real
estate portfolios in Canada and providing real estate services, such as
asset management and property and land management; and providing the
public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing
to renew public infrastructure.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.hrrh.on.ca for more information.
Monte Kwinter, MPP for York Centre
"The new Humber River Regional Hospital is a significant project for our
community. It will provide better access to programs and services close
to home and our loved ones. By investing in our health care
infrastructure, we are stimulating the local economy, creating jobs and
building a stronger and healthier community."
Laura Albanese, MPP for York South-Weston
"I am excited to see investments in healthcare infrastructure in our
community. Delivering modern services in our hospitals demonstrates a
strong commitment to families in their time of need."
Mario Sergio, MPP for York West
"The new Humber River Regional Hospital is a shared goal for a new
facility that will play a vital role in providing quality health care
and treatment to residents in our community."
Mike Colle, MPP for Eglinton-Lawrence
"This is a great investment in a modern high quality hospital for our
community. The new Humber River Regional Hospital will help reduce
wait times and provide modern diagnostic equipment for better patient
diagnosis and treatment."
Dr. Rueben Devlin, President and CEO of Humber River Regional Hospital
Today's announcement of Plenary Health Care Partnerships as the
preferred proponent for our new hospital project is important news for
our patients, community and hospital team. It means that this fall we
will begin construction of the new Humber River Regional Hospital.
Designed to maximize the benefits of technology, lean design and
environmental planning, our new building will enable our hospital team
to further enhance the high quality, safe, efficient care they provide
in our current facilities. It will allow care providers more time at
the bedside, nurturing the personal interactions that form the basis of
great hospital care.
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Humber River Regional Hospital
Humber River Regional Hospital is one of Ontario's largest regional
acute care hospitals, serving more than 850,000 residents in the
northwest Greater Toronto Area, one of Canada's fastest growing and
most ethnically diverse communities.
Humber River Regional Hospital, affiliated with the University of
Toronto, operates on three sites (Church Street, Finch Avenue and Keele
Street) with a total of 549 beds, 3,000 staff, and approximately 600
physicians. Its Emergency Program sees approximately 95,000 patients on
an annual basis and the maternal newborn program delivers approximately
4,600 babies each year.
Humber River Regional Hospital project
Humber River Regional Hospital's new state-of-the-art acute care
facility will be constructed on a block of approximately 27 acres at
Keele Street and Highway 401 in northwest Toronto.
Project highlights include:
Increased capacity on opening from 549 to 656 beds to meet the needs of
the growing surrounding community;
Expanding emergency services to accommodate approximately 15 per cent
Increased specialized geriatric outpatient services, which will include
clinics, therapy services, medical consultation services and emergency
Modern diagnostics equipment for detailed, accurate patient diagnosis
and treatment; and
Updated infectious disease containment systems to monitor and prevent a
broad range of infections.
Humber River Regional Hospital has three main objectives for the
project, Lean, Green and Digital.
Lean - based on the philosophy of form follows function, the hospital will
enhance clinical workflow with technologies promoting efficient use of
staff and resources. This allows for smooth movement of patients, staff
and visitors while reducing waiting times.
Green - Humber River Regional Hospital believes health, health care and the
environment are inextricably linked. The design and construction of the
new hospital will adhere to the guidelines and sustainability
principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)
rating system, with a goal of achieving LEED® Silver certification.
LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced
greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other
Digital - The key objective of a digital hospital is to utilize the most
current technologies possible to enhance all aspects of quality care
delivery. It leverages technology wherever possible to improve
efficiency, accuracy, reliability and safety. It also allows for easier
information flow and access to care providers, patients and community
When completed, the new hospital will be approximately 1.6 million
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
| Terence Foran || Gerard Power |
| Infrastructure Ontario || Humber River Regional Hospital |
| 416-325-2939 || 416-243-4448 |