Kingston General Hospital Phase 2 Redevelopment

Kingston, Ontario
Project Type:
DBF - Design Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Health Care
Contract Value:
To be announced following Financial Close
Estimated Value for Money:
To be announced following Financial Close

About the Project:

The project, located within the existing facilities of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Kingston General Hospital site, will include the demolition of aging buildings and wings (Etherington Hall, Douglas Wing, Richardson Labs, Dietary and Empire Wings), the renovation of existing spaces, and the construction of a new 12-floor patient tower that will be completed in two consecutive phases to address infrastructure deficiencies in the existing facilities.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Aug 30, 2021
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
  • Request for Proposals:
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
  • Construction Begins:
  • Construction Ends:

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The redevelopment project will involve construction of a new wing and renovations to the fifth floor of the Kidd/Davies Wing. Features include:

  • 80 net new medical and surgical inpatients beds;
  • Surgical suite, including 13 operating rooms, and a procedure suite, with designated space for learning and simulation and direct access to the Emergency Department for trauma treatment;
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), including 8 net new bassinets;
  • Labour and delivery suite, including 8 Labour Birth Recovery and Postpartum (LBRP) and 2 operative birthing rooms;
  • A new Emergency department with larger trauma bays, private treatment areas for patients with space for family, and central integration of diagnostic imaging, which will accommodate approximately 66,000 visits per year;
  • Clinical laboratories with open, flexible space to adapt to new technologies;
  • New morgue and autopsy suite, pharmacy, data centre, and an Administration and Environmental Exposure Unit;
  • Two shelled floors and 72 inpatient beds to meet current needs and address future demand;
  • An onsite rooftop helipad to allow for faster access to patient transfers by air ambulance. 

Community and Green Benefits

The Kingston General Hospital redevelopment will be designed and built to meet the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards. The hospital will be consistent with the Ministry of Health's high standards for patient and family-centred care, incorporating principles of senior-friendly design, accessibility and infection prevention and control.

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