TORONTO, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - St. Josesph's Health Care, London (St.
Joseph's) and Infrastructure Ontario today announced that the request
for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for building teams to submit bids
to design, build, finance and maintain two new specialized mental health
care facilities in London and St. Thomas.
The new St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care London facility will be
constructed adjacent to Parkwood Hospital in London. Its programs will
accommodate inpatient and outpatient services for:
mood and anxiety disorders
The new St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care St. Thomas will be a
forensic mental health-care facility built on the existing lands in St.
Thomas. It will provide specialized inpatient and outpatient services,
including assessment, treatment, outreach and support services to
individuals with a mental illness who have come into significant contact
with the criminal justice system.
The construction project will provide a sizeable stimulus to the
regional and Ontario economies by directly and indirectly creating and
supporting thousands of jobs.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with St. Joseph's to build the hospitals, 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.
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Hon. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and MPP for London North
"Each step in this process is one toward greater
access to specialized mental health care in London. I am proud to see
how this investment is making a difference in our community."
Hon. Chris Bentley, Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal
Affairs and MPP for London West
investments in health care, we now have more than 100 new and existing
hospitals in various stages of expansion and upgrade across Ontario."
Khalil Ramal, MPP for London - Fanshawe
will provide enormous health-care benefits for our community, but once
under construction, it will also help create jobs and spur economic
development throughout the region."
Cliff Nordal, President and CEO of St. Joseph's Health Care, London
look forward to evaluating the proposals and are thrilled to be another
step closer to breaking ground on our new facilities."
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
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|Marek Kubow || Terence Foran|
|St. Joseph's Health Care, London || Infrastructure Ontario|
|519-646-6100 ext. 47788 || 416-325-2939|