BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital have released a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to design, build and finance the Hospital's Redevelopment and Expansion Project. The new hospital construction is expected to start in early 2015 and the hospital is expected to be open in winter 2018/19.
A request for qualifications issued in April 2013 shortlisted the top three companies with the development, design, construction and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The three shortlisted companies invited to bid are:
- Kasian Architecture Ontario Inc.
- Graham Walsh Joint Venture
Integrated Team Solutions
- Parkin Architects Limited
- EllisDon Corporation
- Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
- HDR Architecture Associates, Inc.
- PCL Canada Inc.
- TD Securities Inc.
The project includes the construction of a new seven-storey patient-care tower, modern Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and significant renovations to the existing space. This will provide the growing community with improved access to a larger, more modern hospital and a hospital-wide average of 70 per cent single patient rooms to meet the highest standards for infection prevention and control and quality of care.
Highlights of the project include:
- additional acute inpatient beds
- nine modern operating rooms
- expanded diagnostic services
- a modern post-anaesthetic care unit
- expanded ambulatory care programs
- an expanded Cancer Clinic
- renovated Special Care Nursery
- expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services
- a new main entrance
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Joseph Brant Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
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.
Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
"We welcome this next step forward on the hospital's redevelopment project. Our government is committed to modernizing Joseph Brant so patients will have increased access to health services in their time of need."
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Our government remains committed to the redevelopment of the Joseph Brant Hospital. This project will result in expanded programs and services for patients, ensuring they have access to the right care, in the right place and at the right time - a key pillar of our Action Plan for Health Care."
Eric Vandewall, President and CEO, Joseph Brant Hospital
"We have hit a major milestone in the upcoming construction of a newly renovated and expanded hospital with today's announcement. I am very proud of our entire team who has made this possible and grateful to the outstanding support that we have received from our provincial government and the City of Burlington."
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
Corporate Communications Specialist - Redevelopment
Joseph Brant Hospital
905-632-3737 ext. 2157