BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and William Osler Health System have issued a request for qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
Peel Memorial will provide patients with specialized 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 request for qualifications is the first step in the process to select a team with both the construction expertise and financial capacity to design, build, finance and maintain the new facility. Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the design, construction and facilities management experience as well as the qualified personnel and financial strength to deliver a project the size and scope of Peel Memorial. These teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be issued in early spring 2013.
To further enhance the services planned for the new facility, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is providing an additional $8.6 million in funding to assist with planning and design costs, bringing the total funding amount to $17 million.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with William Osler Health System to develop the new Peel Memorial, 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.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"The new Peel Memorial Centre will provide residents of Brampton with a first-class facility for complex health care needs. Today's announcement reaffirms our government's commitment to increase access to care for all Ontarians. I am excited about this project, and look forward to working with the team that is successful in being chosen for this new build."
Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale
"I'm proud to be part of a government that continues to make significant investments in the redevelopment of hospital infrastructure in Brampton. The redevelopment of Peel Memorial Hospital along with ongoing investments in Brampton Civic Hospital ensures our residents continue to have access to high quality health care services close to home."
Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West
"Development of Peel Memorial clearly shows that health care is a key priority for Ontario Government. Peel Memorial will be a cutting edge state-of-the-art hospital serving the people of Brampton and surrounding areas. This is a step in the right direction."
Kay Blair, Chair, William Osler Health System Board of Directors
"The new Peel Memorial will play an integral role in helping to manage some of the key health challenges facing our community, including chronic disease and health and wellness needs. With a range of innovative, outpatient-based services offered under one roof, we will have the opportunity to transform our health care system into a new, state-of-the-art care delivery model that will be more effective, responsive and sustainable for the people of Brampton and the Central West Local Health Integration Network."
Neil Davis, Vice Chair, William Osler Health System Board of Directors and Chair, Peel Memorial Community Partners Task Force
"The redevelopment of Peel Memorial is critical to continue to meet the increasing health needs of patients and their families in this community. Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness represents an opportunity for Brampton to be on the leading edge of health care delivery, where traditional and complementary holistic health care services are seamlessly provided in a single-campus setting."
Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System
"At Osler, we are continually working to improve access to vital health care services to ensure our growing and diverse community can connect with the right care, when and where they need it most. Today's announcement marks another important step forward in the journey toward the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, and a health system that acknowledges and supports the unique needs of our patients."
SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
William Osler Health System
905-494-2120, Ext. 59467