MILTON - The request for proposals stage has closed for companies to submit bids to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project.

Over the next several months, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) will evaluate the proposals from Hospital Infrastructure Partners, Milton Healthcare Partnership and Plenary Health. The successful bidder and project cost will be announced publicly following financial close, which is expected in spring 2015. Construction is scheduled to begin shortly thereafter.

The expansion project will add 330,000 square feet of space to the existing 125,000-square-foot hospital. Designed to address the needs of all users, including seniors, children, individuals with visual or cognitive impairments and those using wheelchairs and other mobility aids, the project will focus on meeting the care needs of the fast-growing community of Milton. These services include: 

  • expansion of emergency, surgical services, medical/surgical inpatient units, critical care, maternal newborn and diagnostic imaging and support services 
  • overall capacity increase from 63 to 129 inpatient beds 
  • eighty per cent single-patient rooms for improved infection prevention and control and to provide increased patient privacy and a quieter healing environment 
  • addition of the hospital's first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine
  • a Level 2A Special Care Nursery with capacity for eight bassinettes in the Maternal Newborn Unit 

The redevelopment project will target the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED®) rating system, with a goal of achieving 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 HHS to redevelop Milton District Hospital, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.

IO is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure projects using a made-in-Ontario modern procurement and project management practice called Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). IO also partners with the private sector to manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial transactions.

HHS is a progressive, multi-site healthcare organization comprised of three community hospitals - Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital and Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Together these hospitals provide healthcare services to more than 300,000 residents in the communities of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. HHS hospitals have been recognized for their best practices in a number of patient safety and patient care initiatives. In 2013, HHS was accredited with exemplary standing - the highest possible status granted by Accreditation Canada.

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Nancy Kuyumcu 
Infrastructure Ontario 
416 327-5764 

Trish Carlton 
Halton Healthcare Services 
905 338-4668  

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