BURLINGTON, ON, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital announced today that EllisDon Infrastructure JBH Inc. has signed a fixed-price contract to design, build and finance the hospital's expansion and redevelopment project. Today's announcement signifies that all contractual steps have been completed and EllisDon will begin to mobilize on-site immediately.
Once the project is finished, the Burlington community will have improved access to a larger, modern hospital and more single patient rooms. The approach is consistent with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's design guidelines to meet the highest standards for infection prevention and control and quality patient care.
Highlights of the project include:
- New seven-storey patient care tower
- 172 new beds
- New emergency department
- Nine new operating rooms
- A post-anesthetic care unit
- New and expanded cancer clinic
- Expanded ambulatory care programs
- Renovated level 2B neo-natal intensive care unit
- Expanded diagnostic imaging services
- Expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services
- A new main entrance
The Joseph Brant Hospital project underwent an open, fair and competitive procurement process. EllisDon Infrastructure JBH Inc. submitted the proposal that delivers the best value for Ontario taxpayers.
At the peak of construction, there will be approximately 250 to 300 workers on-site. EllisDon estimates that approximately 50-75 per cent of the labour for the Joseph Brant Hospital project will come from the Burlington area.
The contract commits EllisDon Infrastructure JBH Inc. to design, build and finance the Joseph Brant Hospital expansion and redevelopment project for $353.6 million, which will be paid using both an interim completion payment and substantial completion payment. The contract guarantees a fixed price and a fixed-delivery date for the expansion and redevelopment of the hospital. Construction at the Joseph Brant Hospital is expected to be complete in fall 2018.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"This announcement is an example of our government's commitment to providing Ontarians with state-of-the-art health care closer to home. The redevelopment and expansion of Joseph Brant Hospital is an important step in bringing quality care to the residents of Burlington for many years to come."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
"Investing in important infrastructure projects, like the Joseph Brant Hospital expansion, stimulates significant economic growth in local communities, while also providing Ontarians with essential health care services. Infrastructure Ontario uses a world-class procurement and project management system that maximizes the value of taxpayer's dollars, while also providing state-of-the-art infrastructure projects on time and on budget."
Eleanor McMahon, MPP for Burlington
"Today marks an important milestone in the redevelopment of Joseph Brant Hospital. I look forward to the groundbreaking ceremony, which will celebrate the construction of this state-of-the-art facility in our community."
Eric Vandewall, President and CEO, Joseph Brant Hospital
"We are excited to reach commercial and financial close and formalize our partnership with EllisDon Infrastructure JBH Inc. With groundbreaking scheduled for early 2015, we are one step closer to building a new era of health care for the Burlington community"
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Joseph Brant Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain 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). 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.
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Emma Murphy, Joseph Brant Hospital, 905-632-3737, Ext. 2157