KINGSTON, ON, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and
Providence Care today announced Integrated Team Solutions has signed a
fixed price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new
Providence Care Hospital.
Today's announcement signifies that all contractual steps have been
completed and construction will start immediately. The project is
expected to be completed by fall 2016.
The hospital project is a significant economic opportunity for suppliers
and contractors in Kingston and surrounding communities. At the peak of
construction, Integrated Team Solutions estimates more than 350 workers
will be on site daily.
The new hospital will be a state-of-the-art health care facility for
residents of Kingston and surrounding communities. Services and
programs from the St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital site and the Mental
Health Services site of Providence Care will be relocated into the new
hospital to offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient
The project will incorporate sustainable design and construction
features, with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification. LEED® buildings
focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions
and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
The value of the contract with Integrated Team Solutions is
approximately $810 million in today's dollars. Over the 30-year life of
the contract, when adjustments for anticipated inflation are made, the
contract value is $901 million. The contract cost covers the design and
construction of the facility, building maintenance, life-cycle repair
and renewal, as well as project financing.
The Providence Care Hospital project underwent an open, fair and
competitive procurement process and Integrated Team Solutions submitted
the proposal that delivered the best value for Ontario taxpayers.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with Providence Care to build the new facility, which will
remain publicly owned and publicly controlled.
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.
Providence Care is southeastern Ontario's leading provider of aging,
mental health and rehabilitative care and services. Affiliated with
Queen's University, it is a centre for health education and research,
and a member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario.
Providence Care is sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.providencecare.ca for more information.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Ensuring Kingston and area residents have access to the right care, in
the right place and at the right time is what our Action Plan for
Health Care is all about. Today's announcement is great news and means
we are one step closer to ensuring patients have a new hospital in
place capable of responding to present and future needs of the
John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and The Islands
"I am very pleased we are one step closer to a much needed new public
hospital here in Kingston to replace the aging St. Mary's of the Lake
and Kingston Psychiatric Hospital facilities. This long awaited new
hospital will provide the deserving patients and residents of the
Kingston area with a state-of-the-art facility that matches the high
quality of care provided by the team at Providence Care."
Glen Wood, Board Chair, Providence Care
"The new Providence Care Hospital brings together our specialized aging,
mental health, and rehabilitative care in the same building, reflecting
Providence Care's commitment to treating each person with respect,
dignity and compassion. The state-of-the-art design and the hospital's
ideal location overlooking Lake Ontario will enhance quality of life
for our patients, clients, families and staff. We are excited to be
Integrated Team Solutions
Integrated Team Solutions has signed a contract with Providence Care to
design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital.
Integrated Team Solutions includes:
Developer: EllisDon Corporation / Fengate Capital Management Limited
Design: Parkin Architects
Construction: EllisDon Corporation
Facilities Management: Johnson Controls
Financial Advisor: Scotia Capital
Equity funding for the project will be provided by EllisDon and Fengate
The short-term and long-term bonds are fully underwritten by:
National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns
Inc., and Desjardins Securities Inc.
Integrated Team Solutions participated in an open, fair and competitive
procurement process and submitted the proposal with the best value for
Services and Programs at Providence Care Hospital
The new 270-bed Providence Care Hospital will be one of the first
hospitals to bring long-term, inpatient mental health care into the
same building as complex care and physical rehabilitation, reflecting
Providence Care's Values to treat each person with respect, dignity and
compassion. Once construction is complete, the new hospital will be
approximately 618,000 square feet.
Services will include:
Inpatient rooms and units
All inpatient rooms are single rooms and adjoin to a private, accessible
washroom and shower. Patients can use a bedside touchscreen to adjust
environmental and entertainment controls (ex. lights, temperature,
curtains, television, internet). Quiet rooms, family lounges,
kitchenettes and dining areas provide spaces for a range of activities
and all units have direct access (no stairs) to outdoor terraces or
gardens making it easier and more accessible for those with mobility
challenges. Two of the inpatient units have a "trial discharge
apartment", to support clients who are transitioning from the hospital,
back to the community.
Located on the main level just inside the main entrance, outpatient
clinic areas will be easy-to-find. The rehabilitation gym includes an
indoor walking track as well as exercise therapy equipment, while the
indoor heated therapy pool will be accessible to inpatients,
outpatients and bookable by community groups.
Spiritual health and community
With a glass wall providing stunning views to Lake Ontario, the Worship
Centre on the upper level of the new Providence Care Hospital will draw
from the beauty of the surrounding environment and provide a space for
community gatherings and religious services. Quiet rooms will be
available to patients, clients and visitors in need of personal space
for prayer or reflection. A large lecture hall has been designed for
flexible use, to accommodate staff meetings or public events, providing
a much needed place for collaboration and learning.
Natural light, smart design and access to outdoor spaces
The new Providence Care Hospital will benefit from the therapeutic
effects of daylight, fresh air and views. Interior courtyards allow for
natural light in corridor and office spaces, as well as patient and
client areas, providing staff with improved work environments.
Departments, services and units have been organized to support
collaboration and to minimize travel distances between units for care
Multiple outdoor courtyards, gardens and terraces provide a comfortable
place for visits, social activities and interaction with nature.
Patients, clients and families can find peace and comfort in the views
to the Lake, the surrounding greenspace, the healing garden and along
the walkways. The public cafeteria and patio opens up to the garden
level, overlooking Lake Ontario and in the summertime welcoming
visitors into the building.
Leading-edge technology throughout the building
Providence Care Hospital will incorporate the latest technology
throughout the building, enhancing the patient experience as well as
workplace efficiency. Security, communication and computer systems
across the facility are completely modernized. Various rooms are
equipped to support telemedicine and videoconferencing, connecting
Providence Care to health professionals and clients in other regions.
Smartboards, wireless computer and electronic patient record
technologies are incorporated into the hospital plans.
Lobby and public areas
The design of the new hospital is welcoming, providing a home-like,
patient-centred environment that allows individuals to meet friends and
families in comfortable spaces throughout the building. The main lobby
includes a reception area, where visitors can be greeted and will
proceed to the nearby cafeteria, gift shops or outpatient clinics. On
the upper level, dedicated space for education, learning and research
supports Providence Care's role as an academic hospital, and its
partnerships with Queen's University and other post-secondary
Landscape and local heritage
Providence Care Hospital will be integrated into the landscape and local
architecture, providing individuals with a sense of place and drawing
influence from nearby heritage buildings, Lake Ontario and the park.
The modern design achieves a balance between "old and new", blending
the use of various masonry, stone, metal and wood exteriors.
The new hospital has been designed to achieve LEED Silver designation,
achieving industry leading-edge energy efficiency and supporting the
City of Kingston's goal to reduce smog days to zero. Pollution, carbon
emissions and contaminants will be minimized with the use of Energy
Star equipment and other "green" systems such as effective stormwater
management. A high albedo ("cool roof") is incorporated to reduce the
heat island effect of the building, encouraging natural cooling during
hot summer months. There will be covered bicycle storage for staff and
visitors, with access to showers and change rooms inside the building.
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
613-548-5567, Ext. 1335