HAWKESBURY, ON, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and
Hawkesbury & District General Hospital have issued a request for
qualifications to build and finance the hospital's expansion and
The project includes a combination of renovations and new construction
at the hospital. Highlights of the project include:
a new consolidated ambulatory care centre that will include specialty
clinics, hemodialysis, cardiology services and medical day care
an expanded complex continuing care unit
a new perioperative department
expansion of emergency services
additional acute care inpatient beds
major renovations to the existing hospital to accommodate a new
psychiatry in-patient unit, an expanded medical-surgical unit, expanded
diagnostic services and a new operating room
The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement
process to select a team to build and finance the project. Submissions
will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the construction
experience, qualified personnel and financial strength to deliver a
project of this size and complexity. These teams will then be invited
to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be released
in the fall of 2013.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with Hawkesbury & District General Hospital to expand and
renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly
controlled and publicly accountable.
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 for more information.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"I am excited to see this project moving forward, because it means more
access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place,
which is part of our Action Plan for Health Care. Once construction has
been completed, the expanded hospital will ensure that people in
Hawkesbury and the surrounding community have access to
patient-centered care, close to home."
Grant Crack, MPP Glengarry--Prescott--Russell
"This is a major redevelopment project that will help to improve the
already excellent programs, services and patient care Hawkesbury &
District General Hospital provides to our community."
Sébastien Racine, Chairman of the Board of the Hospital
"This major capital project has benefited all along from the broad
commitment and financial support of the communities of
Prescott-Russell. We are delighted to have reached this stage and look
forward to building new hospital facilities that will meet the future
healthcare needs of the region in an innovative and cost-effective
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
Hawkesbury & District General Hospital
613-632-1111, Ext. 21407