ST. THOMAS, ON, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital have released a request for proposals to companies shortlisted to build and finance the hospital's Emergency, Ambulatory and Mental Health Redevelopment Project.
A request for qualifications process that began in August 2014 shortlisted four companies with the required construction capability, experience and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The companies invited to bid are:
- Bondfield Construction Company Limited
- Elite Construction Inc.
- EllisDon Corporation
- Pomerleau Inc.
The project will result in a three-storey addition, which will be constructed on the northwest side of the current hospital building. The new addition will be approximately 106,000 square feet and include the redevelopment of the:
- emergency department
- surgical suite
- sterile processing department
- acute mental health unit with 15 inpatient beds and ambulatory services
- ambulance garage
Once submissions to the request for proposals are received and evaluated, the successful project team is expected to be selected and announced in fall 2015. Construction is expected to begin shortly after.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"I am so pleased to see this important project moving forward. St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is another example of our government's commitment to providing the people of Ontario with access to high quality care."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure
"I'm pleased we have taken the next step in redeveloping the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. This significant investment highlights our government's aggressive plan to continue investing in public infrastructure - with a strong focus on maximizing the value of taxpayer money."
Paul Collins, President and CEO, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
"This redevelopment project is the single largest investment in our hospital since it was built six decades ago and it will help us deliver the health care that our community deserves during each visit, at every stage of life, and as close to home as possible. It is an exciting time for our community as we take this next step towards construction beginning."
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital to redevelop the facility, which will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
IO is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure projects using a made-in-Ontario modern procurement and project management practice called Alternative Financing and Procurement. IO also partners with the private sector to manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial transactions.
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is a 166-bed facility providing comprehensive 24-hour coverage in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Anesthesia, Emergency and Family Medicine. As a fully accredited hospital, STEGH is proud to serve the city of St. Thomas and all eight municipalities within the County of Elgin.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
Renseignements: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Nancy Lawrence, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, 519-631-2030, Ext. 2184