Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership has been awarded a $330-million fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System (Osler).
The Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project, which involves the construction of a new four-storey wing, will add about 250,000 square feet to the existing facility and will be home to the services most urgently needed by the community.
The project will feature a larger, state-of-the-art emergency department; an ICU/CCU that is nearly four times larger than the current space; larger, brighter patient rooms that provide privacy and space to accommodate family members; a maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a specialized Level II nursery for patients with non-life-threatening complications; and an ambulatory procedures unit with procedure/operating rooms, pre- and post-op preparation and recovery areas and dedicated clinic spaces.
“This is an exciting time – not only for William Osler Health System, but also for North Etobicoke and surrounding areas,” said John Davies, Chair, William Osler Health System Board of Directors, in a press release. “Etobicoke General is in the throes of a transformational renovation and expansion to meet the needs of the growing community. With the completion of this state-of-the-art four-storey wing, we will ensure Etobicoke General Hospital keeps pace with new technologies, new diagnostic techniques and improvements in care – in addition to expanding access to the programs and services that are needed most by patients and families.”
The Phase 1 Patient Tower Project will be sustainably designed and constructed, with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
Construction on the new patient care tower is slated to begin immediately, and is expected to be completed in late 2018.