CAMBRIDGE - Infrastructure Ontario and Cambridge Memorial Hospital have issued a request for qualifications to build and finance the hospital's redevelopment project.

The project includes a combination of renovations and new construction at the hospital. Highlights include:

  • A new acute care wing will be built to include:
    • clinical services: surgical suite, birthing suite, emergency department, medical/surgical unit, intensive care, maternal newborn, pediatrics, nuclear medicine and mental health unit
    • clinical support services: laboratory and medical devices reprocessing
    • other services: medical education campus, main entrance, lobby and registration
  • Major interior renovations will occur in the existing 'B Wing' and will support infrastructure and space standards upgrades primarily to the following units:
    • clinical services: rehabilitation, medical surgical and emergency
    • clinical support services: diagnostic imaging

The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to build and finance the project. Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the required construction capability, experience and the financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. These teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2013.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Cambridge Memorial Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.

Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.

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Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“I am excited to see this project moving forward because it means better access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place, key goals of our Action Plan for Health Care. Once construction has been completed, the expanded hospital will ensure that people in Cambridge and the surrounding community have access to patient-centered care, close to home.”

Patrick Gaskin, President and CEO, Cambridge Memorial Hospital
“There is a lot of anticipation for the new Cambridge Memorial Hospital and we are thrilled to be at the start of the construction phase. The planning process to this point has been diligent. We have worked with all our partners and we believe this collaboration has made it the best possible hospital design for the community. With a bright, modern and much larger hospital, we will be able to expand services to meet the acute care needs of our growing community. It will also be an enhanced healing environment for all our patients with the latest quality standards, like infection control, built right into its design. It will proudly reflect the distinct heritage of Cambridge and North Dumfries.”


Terence Foran 
Infrastructure Ontario 
416 325-2939 

Stephan Beckhoff 
Hôpital Memorial de Cambridge 
519 621 2333, Ext. 2427

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