Following the request for qualifications process that began in June 2015, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Brockville General Hospital have released a shortlist of five companies to build and finance a redevelopment project slated for the hospital. The shortlisted firms are PCL Constructors Canada, Inc.; Pomerleau Inc.; M. Sullivan and Son, Ltd.; EllisDon Corporation; and Walsh Canada.
The project, which will involve both new construction and renovation of existing infrastructure, will consolidate programs and services that are offered at the Garden and Charles Street sites and move them solely to the Charles Street site. Construction includes a new four-storey addition that will accommodate 29 mental health beds, including five new; 47 complex continuing care and palliative care beds, including five new; 17 inpatient rehabilitation and restorative care beds, including 12 new; and several support services, such as food, environmental and facilities services to be relocated to the new wing.
“Brockville General Hospital is excited to be moving ahead with our redevelopment project,” said Tony Weeks, president and CEO of Brockville General Hospital, in a press release. “Today, our vision of a single-campus approach is another step closer in our commitment to providing more efficient, quality care to our community. This project will ensure we remain a sustainable and viable community hospital, for both patients and staff, now and for years to come.”
Following the announcement of the shortlist, the five companies selected will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be issued in spring 2016.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with the hospital to redevelop the facility, which will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.