OAKVILLE, ON, June 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Halton
Healthcare Services today announced Hospital Infrastructure Partners is
the preferred proponent selected to design, build, finance and maintain
the new replacement Oakville Hospital.
The New Oakville Hospital will be a state-of-the-art facility with a
full range of health services including:
complex continuing care;
acute inpatient care;
maternal child care;
inpatient and outpatient adult and child and adolescent mental health;
secondary and tertiary level programs.
The selection of Hospital Infrastructure Partners is the result of
extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request
for proposals process that began in May 2010. The Hospital
Infrastructure Partners team includes:
Developer: Carillion Canada Inc., EllisDon Corporation, Fengate Capital
Design: Parking Architects in joint venture with Adamson Associates
Construction: Carillion Canada Inc., EllisDon Corporation
Facilities Management: Honeywell Limited
Financial Advisor: Fengate Capital Management Limited, Scotia Capital
The hospital will be designed and built to meet the Canada Green
Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED®) rating system, with a goal of achieving LEED® Silver
certification. LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments,
reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and
Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services will now work to
finalize contract details with the preferred bidder. The project is
expected to reach commercial close and financial close this summer,
which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a
financing rate has been set.
Construction, which is expected to begin in summer 2011, will create
spin off jobs in the community and will stimulate economic development
in the region.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with Halton Healthcare Services to develop the new replacement
hospital, which will remain 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 - ensuring they are built on time and on budget and to
providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with
long-term financing to renew their infrastructure.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca and www.newoakvillehospital.com for more information.
Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
"Our government is dedicated to building strong communities and
investing in this modern hospital is part of that commitment."
Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville
"This is a significant milestone toward the New Oakville Hospital soon
becoming reality. The new hospital will be a modern, state-of-the-art
facility bringing tremendous benefits to residents in our community."
John Oliver, President and CEO, Halton Healthcare Services
"It is exciting to see plans for this new, much-needed hospital moving
forward with the start of construction just months away. This new
facility will make a huge difference to our staff, physicians and
volunteers and the patients they serve. We thank the provincial
government and the Town of Oakville for investing in the health of our
community and we look forward to working with the team from Hospital
Infrastructure Partners to make the New Oakville Hospital a reality."
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Halton Healthcare Services
Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) is a multi-site healthcare organization
providing healthcare expertise to the southern Ontario communities of
Milton, Oakville, Clarkson and Halton Hills. Together HHS hospitals
serve more than 300,000 residents.
New Oakville Hospital
The New Oakville Hospital will replace HHS' Oakville‐Trafalgar Memorial
Hospital (OTMH) which has reached capacity and is no longer able to
expand on its current site. The new hospital will meet the healthcare
needs of a growing community and accommodate the changing face of
healthcare delivery. The new hospital will:
be a flexible design to permit adaptations over time as new thinking and
best practices emerge;
have the needed physical space for expanded programs and services;
increase the number of operating rooms, intensive and acute care beds
and surgical and emergency clinics;
triple in size to more than 1.6 million sq. ft (OTMH is currently
increase capacity for 457 beds;
provide 80 per cent single patient rooms for superior infection
prevention and control;
provide ample parking adjacent to multiple entrances;
have room to grow on a 50-acre site; and
be maintained in opening day condition for the duration of the 30-year
lifecycle and building maintenance agreement.
New and Enhanced Services
Cancer clinic - The new service will provide patient assessment, teaching,
counselling, information resources, chemotherapy administration, blood
transfusions, procedures and clinical trials for oncology patients.
Radiation assessments will also be provided. Radiation treatment will
continue to be provided at one of the centres in Mississauga, Hamilton
Stress echocardiography - This new test procedure will be offered at the hospital to help diagnose
heart disease with the help of ultrasound images.
Endoscopy ultrasound - It will be used to provide nonsurgical assessment of cancers of the
esophagus, stomach, pancreas, and lung and evaluating chronic
pancreatitis and other masses or cysts of the pancreas.
Infection prevention and control - An enhanced infection prevention and control program will allow the
hospital to respond promptly and effectively to a new era of infectious
diseases. A number of rooms will be used to triage, register, assess,
treat or provide recovery for patients with suspected or confirmed
Pharmacy enhancements - Changes include automation of the drug dispensing system.
Enhanced clinical support systems - Modern equipment and information communication systems will work to
enhance the patient experience, support safety and improve patient
Sustainable design - The design and construction of the new hospital will adhere to the
guidelines and sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, with a goal of
achieving LEED® Silver certification.
LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse
gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
An Integrated Energy System located near the hospital will provide
heating, cooling and electricity needs.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
| Terence Foran || Andrea Hujwan |
| Infrastructure Ontario || Halton Healthcare Services |
| 416-325-2939 || 905-845-2571, ext. 6531 |