Companies Invited to Bid on Hawkesbury & District General Hospital Redevelopment

HAWKESBURY, ON, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Hawkesbury & District General Hospital have released a request for proposals for the hospital's expansion and redevelopment project to six prequalified companies.

A request for qualifications issued in May 2013 prequalified the following companies with the construction and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity:

  • Bondfield Construction
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Healthcare Redevelopment Partners (OHL+Elite Construction)
  • M. Sullivan & Son Limited
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Pomerleau Inc.

The project includes a combination of renovations and new construction at the hospital. Newly built features will include:

  • a 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 will accommodate;

  • a new mental health in-patient unit
  • an expanded medical-surgical unit
  • expanded diagnostic services
  • a new operating room

Once submissions to the request for proposals are received and evaluated, the successful project team is expected to be selected and announced in summer 2014. Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter.

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
"Ensuring the people of Ontario have access to the right care, in the right place and at the right time is what our Action Plan for Health Care is all about. The Hawkesbury & District General Hospital project is part of that plan as it will result in expanded programs and services for patients so they can continue to count on them in their time of need."

Grant Crack, MPP, Glengarry--Prescott--Russell
"Our government's commitment to infrastructure investments and innovation ensures that our health care system is there for our families and loved ones. That is why Hawkesbury & District General Hospital's redevelopment project is so important to everyone in our community."

Sébastien Racine, Chairman of the Board of the Hospital
"With the issuance of the RFP, HGH has completed a lengthy and complex planning cycle. We have successfully reached this critical milestone by working diligently with our partners, Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health. The redevelopment of the hospital will allow us to meet the growing needs of the community and offer cost-effective care."

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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