CAMBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Cambridge Memorial Hospital have shortlisted five companies to build and finance the hospital's expansion and redevelopment project.
Based on a request for qualifications process that began in June 2013, the following companies were shortlisted:
- Bonfield Construction Company Limited
- EllisDon Capital Inc.
- Graham Construction and Engineering LP & Harbridge + Cross Limited, JV
- PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- WCC Construction Canada ULC
The project includes a combination of renovations and new construction at the hospital.
A new acute care wing will be built to include:
- clinical services facilities, including a surgical suite, birthing suite, emergency department, medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit, maternal newborn unit, pediatrics units, nuclear medicine unit and mental health unit
- clinical support facilities, including a laboratory and medical devices reprocessing department
- a medical education campus
Major interior renovations will occur in the existing 'B Wing' and will support upgrades primarily to the rehabilitation, medical surgical, emergency and diagnostic imaging units.
The companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in fall 2013.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Cambridge Memorial Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
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.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Ensuring Ontarians 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, and the work being done at Cambridge Memorial is part of that plan. This project will result in expanded programs and services for patients so they can continue to count on them in their time of need."
Patrick Gaskin, President and CEO, Cambridge Memorial Hospital
"We are all very excited to have shortlisted these exceptional contractors, all of whom are more than capable to build our new hospital. We worked hard to get to this point and we're thrilled to see that our plans will be turned into a real building, starting in summer 2014. Our community is one step closer to having a bright, state-of-the-art healthcare facility that will offer the services needed for its growing population."
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
Bonnie Kay Collins
Cambridge Memorial Hospital
519-621-2333, Ext. 2453