LONDON, ON, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario, London Health
Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph's Health Care, London (St.
Joseph's) announced today that four companies have been shortlisted to
build and finance the final phase of renovations to LHSC's Victoria
Hospital and University Hospital sites as well as St. Joseph's Hospital.
The project includes:
University Hospital site at LHSC - approximately 50,000 square feet of
space will be renovated to consolidate the Department of Medicine,
Allied Health Services and the development of a Family
Medicine/Palliative Care Inpatient Unit
Victoria Hospital site at LHSC - approximately 100,000 square feet of
space will be renovated in the Perioperative Suite to create
additional operating rooms, conversion of Paediatric Inpatient Units
to Adult Inpatient Units and the relocation of the Department of
Medicine clinics and offices.
The final phase at St. Joseph's involves the last of three significant
renovations to 130,000 square feet of existing buildings and the
creation of new space. The third floor will be completely renovated to
serve the needs of outpatient clinics for cardiology, respirology,
pain, pulmonary functions, allergy, and infectious diseases.
Based on a request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in June
2010 and following evaluations, four top ranking companies were
shortlisted and will be invited to respond to a request for proposals,
expected to be issued in September 2010. The shortlisted companies are:
Bondfield Construction Company Limited
SNC-Lavalin Construction (Ontario) Inc. and McKayCocker Construction
Infrastructure Ontario worked closely with LHSC and St. Joseph's to
select the qualified teams. Companies were selected based on their
construction experience and the financial strength to deliver a project
of this size and complexity.
During construction, this project will create jobs and will provide an
economic boost to London and the surrounding communities. Once complete,
the redeveloped facilities will further enhance the level of care that
both LHSC and St. Joseph's provide to the patients they serve.
Infrastructure Ontario is working with LHSC and St. Joseph's to
redevelop both hospitals, which will remain publicly owned, publicly
controlled and publicly accountable. Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown
corporation dedicated to managing some of the province's larger and more
complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are built on
time and on budget.
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Hon. Chris Bentley, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney
General and MPP for London West
"This is a great day
for London. We are one step closer to choosing a team to build and
finance the final stage of renovations at London Health Sciences Centre
and St. Joseph's Health Care, London. During construction, these
projects will provide an economic boost to London and the surrounding
Khalil Ramal, MPP for London - Fanshawe
government's continued investment in these hospitals allows Londoners to
keep receiving the best quality of health care right here in our own
Cliff Nordal, President and Chief Executive Officer of
London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care, London
announcement brings us another step closer to breaking ground on the
final phase of redevelopment on our facilities. Our staff, patients and
community will enjoy the benefits of this project, both in terms of
economic stimulus and enhanced patient care."
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
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