ST. THOMAS, ON, Nov. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital announced today that EllisDon Infrastructure STEGH Inc. has signed a fixed-price contract to build and finance the hospital's Emergency, Ambulatory and Mental Health redevelopment project. Today's announcement signifies that all contractual steps have been completed and EllisDon will begin to mobilize on-site immediately.
The project involves a three-storey addition to the northwest side of the current hospital building. The new addition will be approximately 106,000 square feet and will include:
- a new emergency department;
- surgical suite;
- medical devices reprocessing department;
- acute mental health unit with 15 inpatient beds and ambulatory services; and
- ambulance garage.
The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital project underwent an open, fair and competitive procurement process. EllisDon Infrastructure STEGH Inc. submitted the proposal that delivers the best value for Ontario taxpayers.
At the peak of construction, there will be approximately 125 workers on-site. EllisDon estimates that approximately 50 per cent of the labour for the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital project will come from the London/St. Thomas area.
The contract commits EllisDon Infrastructure STEGH Inc. to build and finance the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital project for $63.3 million, which will be paid out at substantial completion. The contract guarantees a fixed price and a fixed-delivery date for the redevelopment of the hospital. Construction at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is expected to be complete in early 2018.
IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital to redevelop the facility, which will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"I am very excited to see this important project reach this major milestone. Now that the contract has been signed, work can get underway. This investment in 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 in the community, closer to home."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure
"I'm excited that a contract has been signed for this significant redevelopment. This considerable investment highlights our government's aggressive plan to continue investing in public infrastructure - with a strong focus on maximizing the value of taxpayer money."
Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
"IO is very proud to be involved in the redevelopment of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. We will continue to work with St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital to deliver this project on time and on budget."
Paul Collins, President and CEO, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
"This expansion will help us deliver the healthcare our community deserves during each visit, at every stage of life, as close to home as possible. The signing of this contract is a significant milestone and signals the start of an exciting era for our community."
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
For further information: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Nancy Lawrence, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, 519-631-2030, Ext. 2184