BRAMPTON, ON, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and William Osler Health System have released a request for proposals (RFP) to the three teams shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale and Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West joined the Osler redevelopment team and hospital staff to announce the RFP release during a sign unveiling event today at the Peel Memorial site.
A request for qualifications issued in November 2012 shortlisted the top three companies with the development, design, construction, financial and facilities management capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The three shortlisted companies invited to bid are Integrated Team Solutions, Peel Healthcare Partnership and Plenary Health.
Peel Memorial 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:
- rehabilitation and senior's wellness
- 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. LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
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 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 the largest in the Greater Toronto Area.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Providing Ontarians with access to health care options that are close to home and of high quality is part of our government's Action Plan for Health Care. This centre is great news for Brampton residents as it will provide patients with a new, state-of-the-art facility capable of meeting their health care needs today, tomorrow and well into the future."
Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale
"Today's call for proposals brings Brampton and its surrounding communities one step closer to having a wider range of health care services close to home and loved ones."
Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West
"This milestone is another example of our government's commitment to providing the resources and infrastructure to address the current and future health care needs of our growing community."
Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System
"Today's announcement is just one example of the great progress we are making in our work to build the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. This new facility represents a great opportunity for Osler to continue to improve access to those health care services that our growing community needs most."
Neil Davis, Vice Chair, William Osler Health System Board of Directors
"This is an exciting time for health care in Brampton. The new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness will mark a move away from traditional health care by introducing new models of care that shift the focus from illness to wellness, and encourage patients to take a more active role in managing their own health."
Maria Britto, Board Chair, Central West Local Health Integration Network
"These are exciting times for the Central West LHIN communities. The Province's investment in the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness certainly aligns with the generous support and dedication of the community. This patient centered campus will serve as a model for preventative health practices that are in line with the Minister's action plan of the right care at the right time."
Image with caption: "From left: Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West, Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale unveil a sign demonstrating the government's commitment to the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. (CNW Group/Infrastructure Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130627_C3906_PHOTO_EN_28624.jpg
SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
William Osler Health System
905-494-2120, Ext. 59467