This week’s guest blogger is Ann Ford, Joint VP, Facilities and Redevelopment
Excitement is starting to build at Etobicoke General as Osler is one step closer to breaking ground on the new four-storey wing. Last week, Osler and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) announced that Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership (EHP) has been chosen to design, build, finance and maintain the hospital’s new four-storey wing.
Etobicoke General, which originally opened in 1972, is undergoing significant revitalization to meet the growing demands of its community. The new four-storey wing will add approximately 250,000 square feet of space to the hospital and house the services most urgently needed by the community it serves including:
- A larger, state-of-the-art emergency department
- Cardiac Care and Intensive Care units
- A maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a specialized nursery
- A new ambulatory procedures unit
- Cardiorespiratory and neurodiagnostic services
Over the next two months, Osler will work with IO to finalize contract details with EHP and construction is expected to begin shortly after the contract is finalized. In the meantime, we’re continuing our Early Works project to prepare the 43-year old building and systems for the new addition. This work includes replacing existing chillers, upgrading the heating plant, and enhancing electrical and mechanical systems.
We’re also getting ready to start construction on the new Ancillary Services Building (ASB) at Etobicoke General. This building will house a number of outpatient programs/services, including a fracture clinic, diagnostic imaging, and a satellite dialysis program. Construction on the new building is expected to begin this spring. Stay tuned for exciting announcements coming soon.
We’re on track to complete construction of Peel Memorial by October 2016. It will then take approximately two to three months to install and set up equipment and furnishings, make sure all systems are working, and orient staff to the new workplace. The new facility will open its doors to the community in early 2017. Check out the daily progress at the Peel Memorial site by viewing our webcam.
For more information about our redevelopment program, visit the Osler website.