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West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Project Type:
DBF - Design Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Health Care
Contract Value:
$224 million

About the Project

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) has been caring for West Niagara residents for over 70 years. As a community hospital, WLMH provides both inpatient services and outpatient services, including emergency services, complex and palliative care, surgery and a maternal and newborn program. As a site of Hamilton Health Sciences, WLMH also serves as a point of access to one of the largest health systems in Canada for patients requiring more specialized care.

The redevelopment project will involve the construction of a new, larger hospital on the property behind the existing facility to serve the West Niagara community for years to come.


  • Request for Qualifications
    Nov 26, 2020
  • Short-list Bidders Selected
    Apr 26, 2021
  • Request for Proposals
    Jun 30, 2021
  • Winning Bidder Selected
    Apr 29, 2022
  • Construction Begins
    May 02, 2022
  • Construction Ends

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  • Acute inpatient beds
  • A 24-hour Emergency Department
  • Maternal and newborn services
  • Day surgical services including endoscopy and minor procedures
  • Increased outpatient (ambulatory) care space to expand availability of consultation services closer to home
  • Advanced diagnostics including X-ray, mammography, echocardiography and ultrasound, and CT scanner

Community And Green Benefits

The new 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.

Demonstrating Value

  • The West Lincoln Memorial Hospital project is being delivered using a DBF model. Key benefits of a DBF model include significant risk transfer to the private sector over the life of the project agreement, greater cost and schedule certainty and greater potential for design and construction efficiencies and innovation.
  • Based on precedent project experience, a DBF procurement model typically has delivered a value for money savings in the range of 10% to 15% compared to undertaking the same projects using traditional delivery models.
  • Learn more about IO’s delivery models and the associated features.

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