Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System have announced three teams shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the new Phase 1 Patient Tower project at Etobicoke General Hospital in Ontario, Canada.
Based on an open, competitive request for qualifications process that began in October 2014 , three teams were shortlisted and will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in April 2015 . Each of the teams includes a developer, design/builder, finance group and a facility maintenance provider:
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 the Etobicoke community. Some project features include:
Dr. Eric Hoskins , Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, stated:
"The milestone reached today is a tremendous leap forward in realizing the vision for a state-of-the-art hospital that provides quality healthcare in the community of Etobicoke for generations to come."
Brad Duguid , Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, commented:
"We are pleased with the progress being made as we collaboratively plan and develop the new Etobicoke General Hospital together. This important project will enhance patient care and strengthen health-care delivery for the local community."
Juan Carranza , Vice Chair, William Osler Health System, added:
"This is an exciting time for health care in Etobicoke and the surrounding area. As Osler reaches another milestone in this project, we are moving even closer to the completion of a new, state-of-the-art wing that is set to transform Etobicoke General Hospital. This will help expand access to programs and services - like emergency and women's and children's care - that are needed most by this growing community."