KINGSTON, ON, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - 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
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.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.providencecare.ca for more
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 Ontario will enhance quality of life for our patients,
clients, families and staff. We are excited to be moving forward."
Integrated Team Solutions
Integrated Team Solutions has signed a contract with Providence Care to
design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital.
Integrated Team Solutions includes:
-- Developer: EllisDon Corporation / Fengate Capital Management
-- Design: Parkin Architects
-- Construction: EllisDon Corporation
-- Facilities Management: Johnson Controls
-- Financial Advisor: Scotia Capital
Equity funding for the project will be provided by EllisDon and Fengate Capital
The short-term and long-term bonds are fully underwritten by:
-- National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt
Burns Inc., and Desjardins Securities Inc.
Integrated Team Solutions participated in an open, fair and competitive
procurement process and submitted the proposal with the best value for Ontario
Services and Programs at Providence Care Hospital
The new 270-bed Providence Care Hospital will be one of the first hospitals
to bring long-term, inpatient mental health care into the same building as
complex care and physical rehabilitation, reflecting Providence Care's Values
to treat each person with respect, dignity and compassion. Once construction
is complete, the new hospital will be approximately 618,000 square feet.
Services will include:
Inpatient rooms and units
All inpatient rooms are single rooms and adjoin to a private, accessible
washroom and shower. Patients can use a bedside touchscreen to adjust
environmental and entertainment controls (ex. lights, temperature, curtains,
television, internet). Quiet rooms, family lounges, kitchenettes and dining
areas provide spaces for a range of activities and all units have direct
access (no stairs) to outdoor terraces or gardens making it easier and more
accessible for those with mobility challenges. Two of the inpatient units
have a "trial discharge apartment", to support clients who are transitioning
from the hospital, back to the community.
Located on the main level just inside the main entrance, outpatient clinic
areas will be easy-to-find. The rehabilitation gym includes an indoor walking
track as well as exercise therapy equipment, while the indoor heated therapy
pool will be accessible to inpatients, outpatients and bookable by community
Spiritual health and community
With a glass wall providing stunning views to Lake Ontario, the Worship Centre
on the upper level of the new Providence Care Hospital will draw from the
beauty of the surrounding environment and provide a space for community
gatherings and religious services. Quiet rooms will be available to patients,
clients and visitors in need of personal space for prayer or reflection. A
large lecture hall has been designed for flexible use, to accommodate staff
meetings or public events, providing a much needed place for collaboration and
Natural light, smart design and access to outdoor spaces
The new Providence Care Hospital will benefit from the therapeutic effects of
daylight, fresh air and views. Interior courtyards allow for natural light in
corridor and office spaces, as well as patient and client areas, providing
staff with improved work environments. Departments, services and units have
been organized to support collaboration and to minimize travel distances
between units for care staff.
Multiple outdoor courtyards, gardens and terraces provide a comfortable place
for visits, social activities and interaction with nature. Patients, clients
and families can find peace and comfort in the views to the Lake, the
surrounding greenspace, the healing garden and along the walkways. The public
cafeteria and patio opens up to the garden level, overlooking Lake Ontario and
in the summertime welcoming visitors into the building.
Leading-edge technology throughout the building
Providence Care Hospital will incorporate the latest technology throughout the
building, enhancing the patient experience as well as workplace efficiency.
Security, communication and computer systems across the facility are
completely modernized. Various rooms are equipped to support telemedicine and
videoconferencing, connecting Providence Care to health professionals and
clients in other regions. Smartboards, wireless computer and electronic
patient record technologies are incorporated into the hospital plans.
Lobby and public areas
The design of the new hospital is welcoming, providing a home-like,
patient-centred environment that allows individuals to meet friends and
families in comfortable spaces throughout the building. The main lobby
includes a reception area, where visitors can be greeted and will proceed to
the nearby cafeteria, gift shops or outpatient clinics. On the upper level,
dedicated space for education, learning and research supports Providence
Care's role as an academic hospital, and its partnerships with Queen's
University and other post-secondary institutions.
Landscape and local heritage
Providence Care Hospital will be integrated into the landscape and local
architecture, providing individuals with a sense of place and drawing
influence from nearby heritage buildings, Lake Ontario and the park. The
modern design achieves a balance between "old and new", blending the use of
various masonry, stone, metal and wood exteriors.
The new hospital has been designed to achieve LEED Silver designation,
achieving industry leading-edge energy efficiency and supporting the City of
Kingston's goal to reduce smog days to zero. Pollution, carbon emissions and
contaminants will be minimized with the use of Energy Star equipment and other
"green" systems such as effective stormwater management. A high albedo ("cool
roof") is incorporated to reduce the heat island effect of the building,
encouraging natural cooling during hot summer months. There will be covered
bicycle storage for staff and visitors, with access to showers and change
rooms inside the building.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
Terence Foran Infrastructure Ontario 416-325-2939
Jessica Herbison Providence Care 613-548-5567, Ext. 1335
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