TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) is proud to announce that the Women's College Hospital Redevelopment Project is the Silver Award recipient in the Project Development category of the 2016 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s).
Women's College Hospital is the first and only independent academic ambulatory care hospital in Ontario and the only hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on women's health.
This new facility was built around specialized operating suites and clinical "neighbourhoods" that integrate treatment, research and education rather than traditional in-patient wards and patient rooms. It allows for more than a 70 per cent increase in patient visits.
The Women's College Hospital Redevelopment involved the construction of a new 630,000 square foot hospital in downtown Toronto. It is a Design Build Finance and Maintain with a total project cost of $ 460 million and a Value for Money saving of $ 86 million.
This is the first social infrastructure project, procured and managed by Infrastructure Ontario, to feature a two-phased approach, enabling physical site transformation while also allowing for continued hospital operation.
The Awards Panel was impressed with the comprehensive community involvement in the module design of the project noting the effective integration of clinical, surgical research and educational facilities
The CCPPP National Awards will be presented on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at the 24th Annual CCPPP National Conference – INNOVATING OUR FUTURE at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto.
"The successful development and construction of the new Women's College Hospital building represents the culmination of many people's tremendous effort and commitment. Our new building will enable our researchers and clinicians to work side-by-side to find solutions to some of our most pressing health system challenges, provide exemplary care to our diverse patient community and close the health gaps in care that exist for many of them. This award is truly an honour and we are pleased to share it with all our partners."
Marilyn Emery, President and CEO, Women's College Hospital
"We are thrilled that the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships has selected Women's College Hospital as the recipient of the Silver Award for Project Development. We are proud and honoured to have been involved in the development, delivery and operations of this very important health care facility. Women's College Hospital is consistently recognized as Canada's leading academic, ambulatory hospital and a world leader in women's health. On behalf of all the private sector partners, we thank the Council for this award and would like to thank all people both from the public and private sectors who came together and worked tirelessly to make this project a success."
Duncan Ball, CFA, Co-CEO, BBGI
"This new facility and its innovative design is patient focused, helping women better manage their healthcare needs – all in one location. It's the latest example in the healthcare sector of how public-private partnerships make this a more liveable city and promote healthy, safe and accessible communities."
Mark Romoff, CCPPP President and CEO
About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote smart, innovative and modern approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.
SOURCE Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
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