KINGSTON, ON - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Providence Care announced today the new hospital project has reached substantial completion.
Providence Care Hospital will open with full operations and services to clients and patients in April 2017.
Located in Kingston, the new 622,000-square-foot Providence Care Hospital includes 270 private inpatient rooms, as well as modern therapy and clinic spaces for inpatients and outpatients. Providence Care Hospital is among the first hospitals in North America to fully integrate long-term mental health care with physical rehabilitation and complex care programs in the same facility. All patients, regardless of diagnosis, will have access to the hospital's therapy pool, gymnasium and outdoor spaces.
Additionally, Providence Care Hospital incorporates the latest technology throughout the building, enhancing patient, client and family experience as well as workplace efficiency. The new hospital features brand new, state of the art security, communication and computer systems across the facility.
Integrated Team Solutions-comprised of EllisDon Corporation, Fengate Capital Management Limited, Parkin Architects, Johnson Controls Canada LP and Scotia Capital-signed a contract in December 2013 to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital. Construction started in May 2014.
The new hospital will replace Providence Care's current St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital and Mental Health Services buildings.
The project was designed and built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification, incorporating environmentally sustainable construction practices and energy-efficient design.
- This project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects.
- The new hospital will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
- Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
- 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.
“Today marks a significant milestone in the construction of this important health care facility for the Kingston community. Once completed, Providence Care Hospital will provide patients with state-of-the-art care in a modern facility. We are committed to ensuring all Ontarians have access to high quality, innovative health care services close to home.”
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“With this facility reaching substantial completion, we are realizing the community's vision for a hospital that will provide Kingston residents with the top notch and high-quality care they need. This hospital has also created long-lasting financial impacts for the community by generating jobs, supporting local businesses, and stimulating the province's economy.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“The plans for this new facility have been executed with the highest degree of collaboration and the utmost care. What a thrill for our community to anticipate the opening of this modern and innovative hospital space, which is now almost completed. Our community has much to look forward to, as the new Providence Care Hospital will provide fully-integrated care to patients in a state-of-the-art environment.”
Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands
“Providence Care Hospital has been planned with patients, clients and families every step of the way. Regardless of whether someone comes to us with a physical or mental health condition, we will be able to care for them as a whole person. We're excited to be among the first hospitals in North America providing fully integrated care. Our staff, physicians, volunteers and health care partners all share in this milestone today. Together, we are excited to prepare for Providence Care Hospital's opening this spring.”
Cathy Szabo, President & CEO, Providence Care
“Infrastructure Ontario is extremely proud of the work we have achieved, and we congratulate our partners at Integrated Team Solutions, Providence Care and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on delivering this Alternative Financing and Procurement project safely, effectively, on time and on budget.”
Ehren Cory, Divisional President, Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
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