BROCKVILLE, ON, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Brockville General Hospital have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to build and finance the hospital's redevelopment project.
The project will consolidate programs and services offered on the Garden Street site to the Charles Street site. The project involves a combination of new construction and renovation, which will include:
- An expanded Acute Mental Health and Addictions Program
- Increased inpatient beds in the Complex Continuing Care, Palliative Care, and Rehabilitation departments
- Relocation of support facilities
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 Brockville General Hospital to redevelop the facility, which will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"The redevelopment of Brockville General Hospital is another example of our government's commitment to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Today's announcement is the first step towards providing Brockville area patients with new, state-of-the-art facilities to meet their present and future health care needs."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure
"This announcement is an important milestone for the community and for our government. The Brockville General Hospital redevelopment project will significantly improve the quality of health care in the local community, as well as stimulate our economy. I look forward to the start of construction on this important infrastructure project."
Tony Weeks, President and CEO, Brockville General Hospital
"This is a very exciting step for our hospital and community. The addition of a number of new beds, combined with a more efficient single-campus approach, will ensure a sustainable and viable community hospital. We are excited to look to the future where patients and staff will have modern amenities to best meet their needs."
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.
The Brockville General Hospital (BGH) is a four-site, midsize community hospital with a proud history of innovation and community service since 1885. The hospital is a national leader in Restorative Care/Enhanced Activation, a regional innovator in post-episode cardiovascular rehabilitation, and a pioneer in community-based hospice palliative care. BGH is a team player and project leader in Information Technology advances that support and progress internal Electronic Health Record systems, along with those of their regional and provincial partners.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Contacts: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Abby McIntyre, Brockville General Hospital, 613-345-5649 Ext. 1504