ST. THOMAS, ON, Dec. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital have shortlisted four companies to build and finance the hospital's Emergency, Ambulatory and Mental Health Redevelopment Project.
Based on a request for qualifications process that began in August 2014, the following companies were shortlisted:
- Bondfield Construction Company Limited
- Elite Construction Inc.
- EllisDon Corporation
- Pomerleau Inc.
The project will result in a three-storey addition to the existing hospital, which will be constructed on the northwest side of the current hospital building. The new addition will be approximately 104,000 square feet and include the redevelopment of the:
- emergency department
- surgical suite
- sterile processing department (SPD)
- acute mental health unit with 15 inpatient beds and ambulatory services
The companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in early 2015.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"This is a very exciting announcement, bringing us one step closer to improving health care for patients in St. Thomas and the surrounding area. The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Redevelopment Project is a great example of our government's commitment to providing Ontarians with high-quality health care that's close to home."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure
"Our government is investing in important infrastructure upgrades with a continued focus on maximizing the value of taxpayer money and providing state-of-the-art services to Ontarians. This expansion project will stimulate substantial economic development in the community, and leave it with high-quality health care infrastructure for years to come."
Paul Collins, President and CEO, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
"Our Great Expansion redevelopment project is the single-largest investment in our hospital since it was built six decades ago. This expansion 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."
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 (AFP). Infrastructure Ontario 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
For further information: Lisa DiMenna, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-326-9378; Nancy Lawrence, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, 519-631-2030, Ext. 2184