Request for qualifications issued for Hawkesbury & District General Hospital redevelopment project

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 redevelopment project.

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.

Quotes:

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 manner."

Disponible en français

SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario

For further information:

Terence Foran
Infrastructure Ontario
416-325-2939

David Kinsley
Hawkesbury & District General Hospital
613-632-1111, Ext. 21407


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