Contract awarded for Etobicoke General Hospital redevelopment

Construction begins immediately and will wrap up in late 2018

May 6, 2016
by PurchasingB2B Staff

ETOBICOKE—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.

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 roughly 250,000sqft of space to the existing facility and house the services most urgently needed by the Etobicoke 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 with natural light that provide privacy and space to accommodate family members;
  • a maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a Level II nursery for patients with non-life-threatening complications; and
  • an ambulatory procedures unit with 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.