PREFERRED PROPONENT SELECTED FOR NEW OAKVILLE HOSPITAL PROJECT

OAKVILLE, ON, June 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services today announced Hospital Infrastructure Partners is the preferred proponent selected to design, build, finance and maintain the new replacement Oakville Hospital.

The New Oakville Hospital will be a state-of-the-art facility with a full range of health services including:

  • complex continuing care;
  • rehabilitation;
  • renal dialysis;
  • acute inpatient care;
  • maternal child care;
  • inpatient and outpatient adult and child and adolescent mental health;
  • secondary and tertiary level programs.

The selection of Hospital Infrastructure Partners is the result of extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request for proposals process that began in May 2010. The Hospital Infrastructure Partners team includes:

  • Developer: Carillion Canada Inc., EllisDon Corporation, Fengate Capital Management Limited
  • Design: Parking Architects in joint venture with Adamson Associates Architects
  • Construction: Carillion Canada Inc., EllisDon Corporation
  • Facilities Management: Honeywell Limited
  • Financial Advisor: Fengate Capital Management Limited, Scotia Capital

The hospital will be designed and built to meet the Canada Green Building Council's 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 Halton Healthcare Services will now work to finalize contract details with the preferred bidder. The project is expected to reach commercial close and financial close this summer, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate has been set.

Construction, which is expected to begin in summer 2011, will create spin off jobs in the community and will stimulate economic development in the region.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Halton Healthcare Services to develop the new replacement hospital, 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 - ensuring they are built on time and on budget and to providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew their infrastructure.

Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca and www.newoakvillehospital.com for more information.

Quotes:

Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
"Our government is dedicated to building strong communities and investing in this modern hospital is part of that commitment."

Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville
"This is a significant milestone toward the New Oakville Hospital soon becoming reality. The new hospital will be a modern, state-of-the-art facility bringing tremendous benefits to residents in our community."

John Oliver, President and CEO, Halton Healthcare Services
"It is exciting to see plans for this new, much-needed hospital moving forward with the start of construction just months away. This new facility will make a huge difference to our staff, physicians and volunteers and the patients they serve. We thank the provincial government and the Town of Oakville for investing in the health of our community and we look forward to working with the team from Hospital Infrastructure Partners to make the New Oakville Hospital a reality."

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Backgrounder

Halton Healthcare Services

Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) is a multi-site healthcare organization providing healthcare expertise to the southern Ontario communities of Milton, Oakville, Clarkson and Halton Hills. Together HHS hospitals serve more than 300,000 residents.

New Oakville Hospital

The New Oakville Hospital will replace HHS' Oakville‐Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) which has reached capacity and is no longer able to expand on its current site. The new hospital will meet the healthcare needs of a growing community and accommodate the changing face of healthcare delivery. The new hospital will:

  • be a flexible design to permit adaptations over time as new thinking and best practices emerge;
  • have the needed physical space for expanded programs and services;
  • increase the number of operating rooms, intensive and acute care beds and surgical and emergency clinics;
  • triple in size to more than 1.6 million sq. ft (OTMH is currently 475,000);
  • increase capacity for 457 beds;
  • provide 80 per cent single patient rooms for superior infection prevention and control;
  • provide ample parking adjacent to multiple entrances;
  • have room to grow on a 50-acre site; and
  • be maintained in opening day condition for the duration of the 30-year lifecycle and building maintenance agreement.

New and Enhanced Services

Cancer clinic - The new service will provide patient assessment, teaching, counselling, information resources, chemotherapy administration, blood transfusions, procedures and clinical trials for oncology patients. Radiation assessments will also be provided. Radiation treatment will continue to be provided at one of the centres in Mississauga, Hamilton or Toronto.

Stress echocardiography - This new test procedure will be offered at the hospital to help diagnose heart disease with the help of ultrasound images.

Endoscopy ultrasound - It will be used to provide nonsurgical assessment of cancers of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, and lung and evaluating chronic pancreatitis and other masses or cysts of the pancreas.

Infection prevention and control - An enhanced infection prevention and control program will allow the hospital to respond promptly and effectively to a new era of infectious diseases. A number of rooms will be used to triage, register, assess, treat or provide recovery for patients with suspected or confirmed infections.

Pharmacy enhancements - Changes include automation of the drug dispensing system.

Enhanced clinical support systems - Modern equipment and information communication systems will work to enhance the patient experience, support safety and improve patient outcomes.

Sustainable design - 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. An Integrated Energy System located near the hospital will provide heating, cooling and electricity needs.

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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

For further information:

Terence Foran  Andrea Hujwan
Infrastructure Ontario   Halton Healthcare Services
416-325-2939   905-845-2571, ext. 6531


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