TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System have issued a request for qualifications to build and finance Mount Sinai Hospital's Phase 3A redevelopment project.
The project is a large-scale renovation of several key areas of Mount Sinai Hospital, and includes:
- redevelopment of the Critical Care Unit
- expansion and redesign of the Emergency Department
- expansion and redesign of 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
The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to build and finance the project. Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams that have the necessary construction capability, experience and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. Pre-qualified teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be issued in early 2016.
IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Sinai Health System to redevelop the facility, which will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Today's announcement is the first step towards providing patients and staff at Mount Sinai Hospital with new, state-of-the-art facilities to meet their present and future health care needs. The redevelopment of Mount Sinai Hospital is another example of our government's commitment to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure
"The Mount Sinai Hospital redevelopment project will significantly modernize the facility, as well as stimulate our economy. Our government will continue investing in infrastructure across the province to build Ontario up, and increase services to communities."
Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
"This is an exciting first step toward modernizing Mount Sinai Hospital. Infrastructure Ontario is proud to play a role in the delivery of this important project."
Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Sinai Health System
"Redevelopment at Mount Sinai Hospital represents a significant part of Sinai Health System's goal to build new models of integrated care that will enable us to better serve our patients across the continuum. We are thrilled to be entering into the next phase of redevelopment at our hospital and to be creating the best environment possible for the patients, families and staff."
Infrastructure Ontario 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 (AFP). 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.
About Sinai Health System
Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Circle of Care - working together to create a premier exemplar of an integrated health system that provides better, more coordinated care for its patients. Sinai Health System combines acute care, complex and rehabilitative care, primary care, home care, and other community-based services to create an integrated continuum of care across the life course, from healthy beginnings to healthy aging. Fueled by best-in-class research and education, Sinai Health System will create care models for patients who require support from all segments of the healthcare system enabling seamless transitions, an improved patient experience and improved outcomes. www.sinaihealthsystem.ca
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Sylvia Sharp, Sinai Health System, 416-586-4800 Ext. 8587