BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Cannon Design + Montgomery Sisam have been selected as the planning, design and compliance team for the redevelopment of the former Peel Memorial Hospital.
The Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness will provide residents of the Central West Local Health Integration Network with specialized, patient-centred care in a modern facility. It will also serve as a model for community partnerships, offering more choices for patients, increased access to high quality services and innovative models of care.
Main areas of services will include:
- urgent care and day surgeries
- diagnostic services, including CT and bone density scans
- women's and children's wellness programs
- mental health and addictions programs
- seniors' wellness and family health
- preventative care for chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma
The planning, design and compliance team will establish the guidelines and performance requirements the successful building team must meet when preparing their designs for the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. The team will also monitor construction progress and provide coordination and oversight services throughout the course of the project.
Once the planning, design and compliance work is completed, a request for qualifications will be issued for a company to design, build, finance, and maintain the new hospital using Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement model. Under this model, risks associated with the design, construction, financing and maintenance of complex hospital projects are transferred to the private sector.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with William Osler Health System to develop the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, which will be publicly owned and publicly controlled.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget. It also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, offers real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management, and provides the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.
Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"This is an important step forward for Peel Memorial and great news for residents in Brampton. I'm proud of our government's commitment to develop health care facilities like Peel Memorial Centre, which will deliver high-quality care closer to home."
Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West
"This is a clear sign of the McGuinty government's commitment to our new Brampton hospital. Our investment will further improve the health services Peel Region residents deserve and expect."
Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale
"I've been eagerly anticipating this announcement and the commencement of the early planning and design work. I'm excited to see this project moving forward."
Kay Blair, Chair, William Osler Health System Board of Directors
"We are looking forward to working with Cannon Design + Montgomery Sisam, as well as our partners at Infrastructure Ontario, in continuing to move this project forward so that we can ensure our community has even greater access to primary health care, diagnostics, and outpatient services. We serve an area that is growing at a faster rate than any other in Ontario, so it is more important than ever that our community has the health care services they need in the right place, at the right time."
Ann Ford, Vice President, Development and Support Services
"We welcome Cannon Design + Montgomery Sisam to our project team and look forward to working with them as plans for this new hospital take shape. There will be many exciting developments as part of this project in the time to come, and our community will continue to be informed of our progress at every step of the way."
SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
Harpreet S. Hansra
William Osler Health System
905-494-2120, Ext. 59941