TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael's
Hospital have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and
finance a new 17 storey patient-care tower at the corner of Queen and
Victoria Streets and the renovation of approximately 150,000 square
feet of existing space.
The new tower will allow St. Michael's Hospital to relocate patient beds
from an 85-year-old wing and provide larger space for programs that
treat some of the most critically ill patients from across Ontario.
These programs include patients from the medical-surgical intensive
care unit and the largest adult cystic fibrosis program in North
Highlights of the project include:
Five new operating rooms, each large enough to include state-of-the-art
medical imaging equipment. These hybrid operating rooms will allow
surgeons to perform minimally invasive, image-guided or catheter-based
procedures, as well as undertake open surgery in the same operating
Enlarged, state-of-the-art inpatient facilities for orthopedic surgery,
oncology, coronary care and respirology — including the cystic fibrosis
program — as well as critical care space for the coronary and
Expansion of the current Emergency Department, which was originally
designed to accommodate 45,000 patient visits a year, but now
accommodates over 70,000 a year — a number that continues to grow with
the population. This expansion will allow St. Michael's to continue to
fulfill its mandate as a regional trauma centre.
The request for qualifications is the first step in the process to
select a team with both the construction expertise and financial
capacity to design, build and finance the project. Submissions will be
reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the design and construction
experience as well as the qualified personnel and financial strength to
deliver a project the size and scope of St. Michael's. These teams will
then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is
expected to be issued in early spring 2013.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with St. Michael's Hospital to expand and renovate the
hospital, which will remain publicly owned and controlled.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering
some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects, on time and on budget. It also manages one of the largest
real estate portfolios in Canada, offers real estate services, such as
asset management and property and land management; and provides the
public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing
to renew public infrastructure.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.stmichaelshospital.com for more information.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"The redevelopment of St. Michael's Hospital is part our government's
Action Plan for Health Care commitment to provide the right care, at
the right time, in the right place. Today's announcement is great news
not only for Toronto residents, but for patients from across Ontario
who require specialized care in a truly world class facility."
Dr. Robert Howard, Chief Executive Officer, St. Michael's Hospital
"The new St. Michael's facility will help us manage some of the key
health challenges facing our diverse community today. We are pleased to
be taking another step forward on this important project."
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
St. Michael's Hospital