VAUGHAN, ON, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Mackenzie
Health have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to design, build,
finance and maintain a new state-of-the-art hospital that will be
constructed in Vaughan at Major Mackenzie Drive and Jane Street.
The new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will include:
a state-of-the-art emergency department
modern surgical services and operating rooms
acute inpatient and intensive care beds
technologically-advanced diagnostic imaging
specialized ambulatory clinics
single acute care patient rooms for infection prevention and control
a flexible design to permit adaptation over time as new thinking and
best practices emerge
The request for qualifications is the first step in the process to
select a team to design, build, finance and maintain 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 the
new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. These teams will then be invited to
respond to a request for proposals, which will be issued in the fall of
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with Mackenzie Health to build the new facility, which will be
publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable. The City
of Vaughan is moving ahead to prepare the site for development, which
includes putting necessary municipal infrastructure in place to support
the new hospital site. The planning and design for this work is
currently being conducted by the city to allow the project team to
begin construction on the new hospital project as early as possible
after it is selected.
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.
Mackenzie Health is a regional healthcare provider that includes
Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan
Hospital as well as a network of community based services in Southwest
York Region and beyond.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.mackenziehealth.ca for more information.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Today's announcement demonstrates our government's commitment to the
people of Vaughan. The construction of the new Mackenzie Vaughan
Hospital is part our government's Action Plan for Health Care
commitment to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right
Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure
"This modern facility will not only improve access to health care, but
it will also provide jobs and create economic benefits for the entire
Steven Del Duca, MPP, Vaughan
"This important milestone demonstrates that our government is committed
to delivering the Vaughan Hospital and I will continue to work as hard
as I can to ensure that this state-of-the-art facility gets built as
soon as possible."
Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health
"With the issuing of today's request for qualifications, construction of
the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital continues to be on schedule, and on
budget to begin in 2015."
Dina Palozzi, Chair, Mackenzie Health Board of Directors
"Today's announcement brings Mackenzie Health yet another step closer to
the opening of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in 2019 and to realizing
its vision of creating a world class health experience for the people
of our community."
SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
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