BRAMPTON, ON, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and William Osler Health System (Osler) have selected Plenary Health as the preferred bidder to design, build, finance and maintain the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
The selection of Plenary Health is the result of extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request for proposals process that began in June 2013. The Plenary Health team includes:
- Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.
- Constructor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects and RTKL, an Arcadis Company
- Financial Advisor: RBC Capital Markets
- Facilities Management: Honeywell Limited
The new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness will provide patients with specialized care in a modern facility. It will 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:
- seniors' wellness programs
- mental health and addictions programs
- women's and children's wellness programs
- medical/surgical services focusing on chronic disease management and preventative care
- urgent care and day surgeries
- diagnostic services, including CT, x-ray and ultrasound, laboratory, pharmacy and neurology/cardiac diagnostics and family health
- preventative care for chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma
The project will focus on sustainable design and construction, with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification. The new Peel Memorial's environmental design will focus on achieving a healthy indoor environment, maximizing the use of sustainable resources in both energy and materials, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring an efficient and cost effective use of the facility within the community.
Infrastructure Ontario and Osler will now work to finalize contract details with Plenary Health. The project is expected to reach commercial close and financial close this spring, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate has been set. The contract cost will be announced publicly following financial close.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Osler 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 agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.
William Osler Health System is a hospital system serving Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding communities of the Central West Local Health Integration Network, and has been accredited with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. As one of Ontario's largest community hospitals, Osler serves a population of over 1.3 million people living in one of the fastest growing and most culturally diverse regions in Canada. Osler emergency departments are among the busiest in the province and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in Ontario.
Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale
"The new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness hospital will be a state-of-the-art facility bringing benefits to all the residents in our community. This announcement delivers on our government's promise of delivering two new modern hospitals to Brampton."
Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West
"It is exciting to see plans for Brampton's new, much-needed health and wellness centre moving forward with the expected start of construction just months away."
Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System
"At Osler, we are committed to improving access to the health care services our community needs most, so people can connect with the right care, when and where they need it most. Today's announcement marks another important milestone in our Peel Memorial redevelopment journey as we look forward to creating a hospital focused on not only providing care and treatment but promoting health."
Neil Davis, Vice Chair, William Osler Health System Board of Directors and Chair, Peel Memorial Community Partners Task Force
"Today's announcement is a significant one – not only for Osler, but for Brampton and the surrounding communities. The new Peel Memorial will play a critical role in helping to manage some of the key health challenges facing our community today, including chronic disease and health and wellness for senior's and families. With ground-breaking on the site just a few short months away, this is an exciting time for health care in this area."
SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Terence Foran, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-325-2939; Cara Francis, William Osler Health System, 905-494-2120, Ext. 59467