TORONTO, May 27, 2011 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Humber River
Regional Hospital announced today the request for proposals (RFP) stage
has closed for short-listed building teams to submit bids to design,
build, finance and maintain its new acute care hospital.
The new hospital will have capacity for 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, including:
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 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.
Over the next several months, Infrastructure Ontario and Humber River
Regional Hospital will evaluate the bidders' proposals based on
criteria set out in the RFP. The successful bidder is expected to be
announced in fall 2011 when the evaluation process is complete. The
cost of the winning bid will be announced publicly following financial
close, anticipated for late 2011 and construction is expected to begin
Once under construction, this project will create 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 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 - 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 or www.hrrh.on.ca for more information.
Monte Kwinter, MPP for York Centre
"Today's announcement brings us another step closer to breaking ground
on the new Humber River Regional Hospital. Our community will enjoy the
benefits this new hospital will deliver, both in terms of economic
stimulus and enhanced patient care."
Dr. Rueben Devlin, President and CEO of Humber River Regional Hospital
"The RFP closing keeps us on schedule to break ground this fall on
Ontario's first digital hospital. This facility, using many of the
latest technology and design innovations, will support a hospital team
dedicated to the efficient delivery of excellence in patient care. It
will help renew our community by providing a significant increase in
patient care services, additional jobs and local infrastructure
investment. Most of all, it will give our staff and physicians a
building that properly represents the commitment and dedication they
bring to our patients every day."
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SOURCE Humber River Regional Hospital
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