Construction Begins On The Credit Valley Hospital Project



    TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business and
Entrepreneurship and Mississauga-Erindale MPP joined hospital officials,
staff, community members and health care partners today to celebrate the
official start of construction on The Credit Valley Hospital's expansion and
redevelopment project. Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney, Mississauga
South MPP Charles Sousa, Mississauga East-Cooksville MPP Peter Fonseca and
Mississauga-Brampton South MPP Amrit Mangat also took part in the event.
    The expansion project will result in approximately 270,000 square feet of
new construction and 70,000 square feet of renovations. It will provide
enhanced hospital services including more beds (from 392 to 471) and double
the number of labour and delivery rooms (from seven to 15) with additional
room for growth.
    Other improvements include expanding cancer treatment resources to
include a new high-dose radiation therapy suite and additional surgical
oncology, palliative and complex continuing care beds. Additionally, there
will be more capacity for neonatal care, increased diagnostic services and
support areas. An expanded laboratory - from approximately 15,000 square feet
to 42,000 square feet - will provide more in-house support for diagnostics.
    The building team, led by Bondfield Construction Company Limited, has
begun construction, which is expected to be completed in spring 2011. At the
peak of construction, there will be more than 150 workers on site daily. The
project's financing includes financial advisor National Bank Financial and
financing arranged by Société Générale (Canada Branch). The cost of the
contract with Bondfield Construction Company Limited is $162.8 million, to be
paid by the hospital only after the project is completed.
    "This is a significant project that will serve the needs of Peel Region's
growing population and also generate jobs," said Minister Takhar. "We can be
assured that residents in our region will have continued access high quality
health care for many years to come."
    "Hospitals are one of the pillars of Ontario communities. With
significant investments in health care, we now have more than 100 new and
existing hospitals in various stages of expansion and upgrade across Ontario.
This project will enhance the quality of life and the quality of care for
families in Mississauga and the surrounding communities," said George
Smitherman, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
    "This expansion is an essential part of the government's commitment to
renew hospitals," said David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
"Such projects will help lower wait times and improve access to quality family
health care for all. Once complete, area residents will be able to get the
care they need, when they need it, close to home."
    "This project will allow our staff to continue to provide exceptional
care to patients in an expanded state-of-the-art facility," said hospital
president and CEO Wayne Fyffe. "The agreement with our builder will ensure
that our redevelopment meets the highest standards in the agreed timeframe and
for a fixed price."
    Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with The Credit Valley Hospital to redevelop and expand the hospital,
which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly
accountable. Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to
managing some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects - ensuring they are built on time and on budget.
    This project is guided by principles outlined in the province's Building
a Better Tomorrow framework, which ensures public ownership of core assets
such as hospitals, schools, and water and wastewater facilities.
    Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.

    
                                 BACKGROUNDER

                         The Credit Valley Hospital
    

    The Credit Valley Hospital (CVH) is located in Mississauga. It is a
community hospital providing leadership in the delivery of primary, secondary
and tertiary health care services to the diverse residents and growing
populations of Peel and Halton regions and beyond. The hospital serves a
catchment area of almost one million patients.
    The hospital has more than 2,000 employees, a number that is expected to
grow by up to 1,000 additional employees. The hospital also has more than
300 credentialed physicians and 554 volunteers.

    
    The Credit Valley Hospital Phase II Redevelopment Project

    Highlights of the redevelopment project include:

    -   A new four-storey inpatient unit and a two-storey/three-level
        addition located at the north end of the hospital.
    -   Increased capacity from 392 to 471 beds with additional room for
        growth. These beds will service maternal/child, complex continuing
        care, rehabilitation, surgical oncology and palliative care patients.
    -   Additional capacity for the Regional Maternal Child Centre to improve
        care and services in the South Peel Halton region which include:
        -  doubling the number of labour and delivery rooms from seven to 15
        -  expanding services for higher risk obstetrics
        -  a new and expanded Special Care Nursery
        -  an increase in bassinets from 22 to 37 to facilitate care for
           pre-term and other newborns requiring specialized neonatal care
           closer to home
        -  an expanded Paediatric Unit to enhance CVH's role as a Regional
           Children's Health Centre for South Peel-Halton regions
        -  new and expanded facilities for paediatric outpatient clinics
           including paediatric oncology satellite clinic and other sub-
           specialty programs and services for children
    -   An expanded laboratory from approximately 15,000 square feet to
        42,000 square feet to provide more in-house support for diagnostics.
    -   Two new caesarean section operating rooms.
    -   A new high-dose radiation therapy suite and resources for expanded
        cancer treatments to better meet current patient volumes and the
        expected volumes in coming years.
    

    The Credit Valley Hospital Phase II Redevelopment Project will add
approximately 270,000 square feet of new construction, which will increase the
hospital's overall physical size by almost one third. Approximately
70,000 square feet of renovated space will also be included in the project.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Terence Foran, Infrastructure
Ontario, (416) 325-2939; Wendy Johnson, The Credit Valley Hospital, (905)
813-2617


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