KINGSTON, ON, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston
and the Islands, joined Glen Wood, Chair for Providence Care Board of
Directors, to officially unveil a sign marking the future site of the
new Providence Care Hospital.
The 270-bed hospital will provide a caring environment for patients and
clients and a modern, improved work environment for physicians, staff
and volunteers. The hospital will include single inpatient rooms that
meet current infection control standards and adjacent therapy and
treatment spaces that will allow patients to receive care closer to
their rooms. It will also feature on-site clinics for inpatients and
outpatients and improved teaching, learning and research facilities
that will support Providence Care's role as a major centre for health
education and research.
Three companies - Integrated Team Solutions, Plenary Health and
Providence Alliance for Caring Environments - were recently short-listed to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain the new
The project will focus on sustainable design and construction, with the
goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with Providence Care to build the new hospital, which will be
publicly owned and publicly 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.
Providence Care is southeastern Ontario's leading provider of
specialized mental health care, physical medicine and rehabilitation,
specialized geriatric services, complex continuing care, palliative
care and long-term care. Affiliated with Queen's University in Kingston
and a member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario,
Providence Care is a major center for health education and research.
Providence Care is sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.providencecare.ca for more information.
John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and the Islands
"Today we celebrate a sign of things to come for health care in
Kingston. This symbolic sign demonstrates the government's commitment
to improving and expanding health services we rely on - close to home,
friends and family."
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"The unveiling of the sign at the new Providence Care Hospital is a
symbol of the exciting future of health care in Kingston. Our
government's investment in infrastructure through our Action Plan for
Health Care means Ontario patients will have access to quality and
timely health care, close to home."
Glen Wood, Chair, Providence Care Board of Directors
"This is an exciting time for us as we move ahead with our plans to
build the new Providence Care Hospital. As we celebrate this milestone
we thank our clients and families, our community and our staff for
their contributions that have shaped the plans for our future
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
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