HAMILTON, ON, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Montgomery Sisam Perkins+Will
working in joint venture has been selected to lead the planning,
design, and compliance aspects of a new children's treatment centre
that is a part of Hamilton Health Sciences' McMaster Children's
Hospital. The project will be built on Wellington Street near Barton
Street, across from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is funding this project to
bring together under one roof four programs currently located at
Hamilton Health Sciences' Chedoke campus. The new site will provide:
Autism Spectrum Disorders services
Child and Youth Mental Health Program
Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation services
Prosthetic and Orthotic services
Together, these programs accommodate 70,000 visits annually for patients
from infancy to 17 years of age, and older for the orthotics and
prosthetics programs. This new facility will provide family-focused
service and individualized programming, depending on the needs of the
child and family.
Highlights of the project will include fully accessible design and
construction, an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and
The planning, design and compliance (PDC) team will prepare key
documents that will establish the guidelines and performance
requirements that the successful building team must meet when preparing
its designs. The PDC team will also monitor construction progress and
provide coordination and oversight during the commissioning and
completion of the project.
Once the planning, design and compliance aspects are completed, the
hospital and Infrastructure Ontario will issue a request for
qualifications for a company to design, build and finance the project,
using the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model. Under this
model, risks associated with the design, construction and financing of
complex projects are transferred to the private sector.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
are working with Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Children's Hospital
to build the new facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly
controlled and publicly accountable.
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. It also manages one of the largest
real estate portfolios in Canada, offers real estate services, such as
asset management and property and land management, and provides the
public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing
to renew public infrastructure.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
Ted McMeekin, MPP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
"The addition of the new facility to our community will be another
example of our government's ongoing commitment to establish Hamilton as
a leader in providing a broad spectrum of health care supports for
children and their families."
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Children and Youth Services
"Providing services for children in one location designed specifically
for their needs will mean better care for families. I'm proud of the
McGuinty government's commitment to specialized facilities that give
families better access to high quality care when and where they need it
Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, President McMaster Children's Hospital
"The new building will ensure that staff and physicians are able to
provide excellent quality of care in a facility that is tailored and
designed for the needs of children and their families."
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
Hamilton Health Sciences,
McMaster Children's Hospital
(905) 521-2100 ext. 76056