WOODSTOCK, ON, June 27, 2011 /CNW/ - Woodstock General Hospital,
EllisDon Corporation and Infrastructure Ontario are pleased to announce
that the substantial completion of the new state-of-the-art health-care
facility, which will replace the existing hospital, was reached on June
Substantial completion means that construction is complete in accordance
with the project agreement and the facility will now be turned over to
Woodstock General Hospital broke ground on its new facility in November
2008 and construction has been completed on time and on budget.
With construction complete, Woodstock General Hospital will begin
preparations for occupancy of the new facility, which will take place
on November 20, 2011, including:
ongoing performance testing to ensure the building is ready for patients
delivery and installation of remaining equipment and furniture
training and orientation for staff, physicians and volunteers
The new facility has capacity for up to 178 beds and will provide acute
in-patient, ambulatory, rehabilitation and complex continuing care
programs and services. It will provide patients and staff with a
high-quality healing environment and the latest technology in patient
care and communications.
At three-storeys high and 350,000 square feet, the new hospital is more
than double the size of the current facility. In replacing the
existing hospital, which opened in 1895 and has 113 beds, the new
hospital will allow health care professionals to offer a full-range of
clinical services and programs, including:
physiotherapy and rehabilitation services
pharmacy and laboratory services
a new inpatient rehabilitation program, in partnership with community
diagnostic Imaging (DI) department using the latest in digital imaging
technologies for diagnosis and to reduce patient wait times
inpatient medical/surgical beds
critical care and complex continuing care
maternal/child/women's health unit
inpatient and outpatient acute mental health services
At the peak of construction, more than 200 construction workers worked
at the site on a daily basis. Woodstock General Hospital expects to
hire up to 200 new staff members and allied health professionals, once
all beds and services are opened, and recruit approximately 10 new
physicians to the area to accommodate the increase in inpatient beds
and new services.
Integrated Team Solutions (ITS) is the consortia responsible for
building, financing and maintaining the new facility. The ITS team
includes EllisDon, Fengate Capital Management, Honeywell, CIT, Sunlife
Assurance Company, Great West Life and Industrial Alliance.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering
some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects - ensuring they are built on time and on budget - as well as
providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with
long-term financing to renew their infrastructure.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
"The completion of the new Woodstock General Hospital is a tremendous
accomplishment. Not only will this state-of-the-art health-care
facility serve the needs of this community for generations to come, but
it has also been designed to meet rigorous requirements for energy
management and conservation."
Natasa Veljovic, President and CEO of Woodstock General Hospital
"This project enables our staff and physicians to continue providing
access to the highest quality of care for our patients in an atmosphere
that is truly designed to offer patient and family-centered care."
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Image with caption: "(L to R) Dave Driscoll, Project Principal, Parkin Architects; Blake Hughes, Director of Capital Projects, WGH; Nina Yoo, Controller, Fengate Capital Management; Yaprak Berktin, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Ontario; Natasa Veljovic, President & CEO, WGH; John McDougall, Board of Trust Chair; Danny Giacomel, Project Director, EllisDon; David Threinen, Facility Management Operations Leader, Honeywell; Perry Lang, VP of Services, WGH; and Andre Jokiel, Senior Project Manager, EllisDon (CNW Group/Infrastructure Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110627_C9164_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg
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