Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System (Osler) have awarded a fixed-price contract to Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership to design, build, finance and maintain the new Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project, it was announced in Etobicoke on Friday.
The contract is valued at $330 million, which reflects the substantial completion payment and the monthly service payments before inflation adjustments.
Construction on the new patient care tower will begin immediately with an expected completion date of late 2018.
The Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower project is a significant economic opportunity for local suppliers and contractors. At the peak of construction, Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership estimates that more than 300 workers will be on site daily.
The Phase 1 Patient Tower Project, involving the construction of a new four-storey wing, will add approximately 250,000 square feet of space to the existing facility and house the services most urgently needed by theEtobicoke community. Project features include:
- a larger, state-of-the-art emergency department to better meet the community’s need for high-quality emergency care
- an ICU/CCU nearly four times larger than the current space
- larger patient rooms filled with natural light that provide privacy and space to accommodate family members
- a maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a specialized Level II nursery for patients with non-life-threatening complications
- an ambulatory procedures unit featuring procedure/operating rooms, pre- and post-op preparation and recovery areas and dedicated clinic spaces, including a respiratory clinic
The Phase 1 Patient Tower 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.
- IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Osler to build the new patient tower project, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
- The contract value reflects the substantial completion payment and the monthly service payments before inflation adjustments.
- The Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower project is one of 24 health-care projects currently being managed by IO.
- This project is being delivered using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects.
- 83 AFP projects have been brought to market as of January 20, 2016, with an approximate total capital value of $38 billion.
- 35 health-care projects have been completed using the AFP model as of December 31, 2015, with 97 per cent on budget.
- IO’s 2015 Track Record Report showed that 98 per cent of projects have been completed on budget.
- Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years for projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. This investment is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province. In 2015, the government announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. – CNW