The request for proposals (RFP) stage closed for prequalified companies to submit bids to build and finance the expansion and redevelopment at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
Over the next several months, Infrastructure Ontario and Cambridge Memorial Hospital will evaluate the proposals. The successful bidder and cost of the project will be announced publicly following financial close, anticipated for late summer 2014. Construction is expected to begin shortly after.
Cambridge area patients will benefit from increased capacity at the hospital, through a combination of renovations and new construction of 54 new and 143 redeveloped beds.
A new acute care wing will be built to include:clinical services, including a surgical suite, birthing suite, emergency department, medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit, maternal newborn unit, pediatric unit and mental health unit; clinical support services, including a laboratory and central supply services; a medical education campus, main entrance, lobby, registration and retail area.
Major interior renovations will occur in the existing B Wing and will support upgrades primarily to the rehabilitation, medical surgical, emergency and diagnostic imaging units.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Cambridge Memorial Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.