KINGSTON - Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care today announced Integrated Team Solutions has signed a fixed price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital.
Today's announcement signifies that all contractual steps have been completed and construction will start immediately. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2016.
The hospital project is a significant economic opportunity for suppliers and contractors in Kingston and surrounding communities. At the peak of construction, Integrated Team Solutions estimates more than 350 workers will be on site daily.
The new hospital will be a state-of-the-art health care facility for residents of Kingston and surrounding communities. Services and programs from the St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital site and the Mental Health Services site of Providence Care will be relocated into the new hospital to offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient programs.
The project will incorporate sustainable design and construction features, 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.
The value of the contract with Integrated Team Solutions is approximately $810 million in today's dollars. Over the 30-year life of the contract, when adjustments for anticipated inflation are made, the contract value is $901 million. The contract cost covers the design and construction of the facility, building maintenance, life-cycle repair and renewal, as well as project financing.
The Providence Care Hospital project underwent an open, fair and competitive procurement process and Integrated Team Solutions submitted the proposal that delivered the best value for Ontario taxpayers.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Providence Care to build the new facility, which will remain publicly owned and publicly controlled.
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.
Providence Care is southeastern Ontario's leading provider of aging, mental health and rehabilitative care and services. Affiliated with Queen's University, it is a centre for health education and research, and a member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario. Providence Care is sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Ensuring Kingston and area residents have access to the right care, in the right place and at the right time is what our Action Plan for Health Care is all about. Today's announcement is great news and means we are one step closer to ensuring patients have a new hospital in place capable of responding to present and future needs of the community.”
John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and The Islands
“I am very pleased we are one step closer to a much needed new public hospital here in Kingston to replace the aging St. Mary's of the Lake and Kingston Psychiatric Hospital facilities. This long awaited new hospital will provide the deserving patients and residents of the Kingston area with a state-of-the-art facility that matches the high quality of care provided by the team at Providence Care.”
Glen Wood, Board Chair, Providence Care
“The new Providence Care Hospital brings together our specialized aging, mental health, and rehabilitative care in the same building, reflecting Providence Care's commitment to treating each person with respect, dignity and compassion. The state-of-the-art design and the hospital's ideal location overlooking Lake
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