TORONTO, June 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Capital Inc. (EllisDon) to build and finance Sinai Health System's Phase 3A redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital. The contract between EllisDon and Sinai Health System is for $288.5 million.
An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System, began in August 2015.
The project is a large-scale renovation of several key areas of Mount Sinai Hospital, including:
- redevelopment of the Critical Care Unit
- expansion and redesign of the Emergency Department, Operating Rooms and Surgical Services
- increased Medical/Surgery Inpatient capacity
- redesign of some of the Ambulatory Care areas
- redevelopment of a full-service, in-house Medical Devices Reprocessing Department
EllisDon will now mobilize on site and construction will begin, with an expected substantial completion date of fall 2022.
This project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects. IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Sinai Health System to renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
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- Projects that are delivered using IO's AFP model have a track record of being 96 per cent on budget and 73 per cent on time or within one month of the scheduled substantial completion date.
- According to Ontario's 2017 Long-Term Report on the Economy, every $1 spent on public infrastructure has been shown to increase GDP by $6 in the long term.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"This is an exciting step forward in the redevelopment of Mount Sinai Hospital that will transform the hospital's facilities and capacity. Our government is committed to investing in infrastructure projects that improve the lives of people in Ontario, who deserve high-quality, safe patient care for generations to come."
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
"Mount Sinai Hospital is an important project for the local community, and for our province. I'm pleased to see that we are making good progress on this project. We are committed to getting the best value for money when it comes to infrastructure projects, and the redevelopment at Mount Sinai Hospital will create jobs, stimulate the provincial economy and reinforce our commitment to building Ontario up."
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
"We are proud to see this very complex project reach this important milestone and look forward to the start of work on the project in the coming months."
Dr. Gary Newton, President and CEO, Sinai Health System
"As we embark on the largest capital redevelopment in our history, I am confident that the impact will be transformative for patient care. Our increasingly complex patient population, and rising patient volumes require growth and upgrading of our facilities, which support leading practices in our priority areas including surgical oncology, emergency medicine, and chronic disease management. The extensive renewal of key areas of our hospital will create both increased capacity for our growing community and a state of the art patient and family-centred environment that will allow us to continue the excellent clinical care that we deliver every day."
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Media contacts: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Sally Szuster, Sinai Health System, 416-586-4800 Ext. 8713