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Shortlisted companies invited to bid on St. Michael’s Hospital renewal project

Toronto, August 6, 2013

Rendering of proposed Queen St. lobby
Rendering of proposed Queen St. lobby

Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael’s Hospital have released a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to design, build and finance the hospital’s renewal project.

A request for qualifications issued in December 2012 shortlisted the top three companies with the development, design, construction and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The three shortlisted companies invited to bid are:

  • St. Michael’s Partnership
    • Bondfield Construction Company Limited
    • NORR Limited and Farrow Partnership
    • Rocklyn Capital Inc.
  • Integrated Team Solutions
    • EllisDon Corporation
    • Kasian Architecture
    • EllisDon Capital Inc. and Fengate Capital Inc.
  • PCL Partnerships
    • PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
    • B+H Architects and Silver Thomas Hanley
    • TD Securities Inc.

A new tower will allow St. Michael's Hospital to relocate patient beds from an 85-year-old wing and provide larger space for programs that treat some of the most critically ill patients from across Ontario. These programs include patients from the medical-surgical intensive care unit and the largest adult cystic fibrosis program in North America.

Five new operating rooms will be added to the hospital, each large enough to include state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment. These hybrid operating rooms will allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive, image-guided or catheter-based procedures and undertake open surgery in the same operating room.

Redevelopment work will also provide expanded, state-of-the-art inpatient facilities for orthopedic surgery, oncology and respirology – including the cystic fibrosis program – as well as critical care space for the coronary and medical-surgical units.

The current Emergency Department will also be expanded. It was originally designed to accommodate 45,000 patient visits a year, but now accommodates more than 70,000 a year – a number that continues to grow with the population. This expansion will allow St. Michael’s to continue to fulfill its mandate as a regional trauma centre.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with St. Michael’s Hospital to expand and renovate the hospital, which will remain publicly owned and controlled.

Quotes:

Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care “St. Michael’s Hospital redevelopment is part of our government’s Action Plan for Health Care commitment to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Today’s announcement is great news for Toronto residents as it signals another step towards providing patients with new, state-of-the-art facilities to meet their health care needs.”

Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure “This project will not only result in modern new infrastructure that is vital to our healthcare system, but it will also create jobs and economic spin-off that will benefit the entire city. I am thrilled to see the St. Michael’s Hospital project take this next step.”

Dr. Robert Howard, Chief Executive Officer, St. Michael’s Hospital “This is a significant step toward renewing our hospital. The future patient care tower and renovations to the Emergency Department will provide the proper space to be both a downtown trauma centre and a local hospital for a diverse and changing inner city population. New technology and design will improve safety, patient outcomes and patient experience.”

About St. Michael’s Hospital

St Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Media contacts

For more information, please contact:

Leslie Shepherd
Manager, Media Strategy
St. Michael's Hospital
416-864-6094
shepherdl@smh.ca