Groves Memorial Community Hospital Reaches Financial Close
EllisDon Awarded Contract to Design-Build-Finance Groves Memorial Community Hospital ProjectMississauga, ON, June 19, 2017— This past weekend EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. announced it has been selected to design, build, and finance the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital ("GMCH") development project in Centre Wellington, ON. The fixed-price contract was awarded by Infrastructure Ontario ("IO") and GMCH. "EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare is excited to reach commercial and financial close. We are looking forward to beginning construction shortly and expect to form a great partnership with Groves Memorial Community Hospital in delivering this exciting project together," said Joey Comeau, Vice President, EllisDon Capital. GMCH will be composed of a 45-bed facility that will serve the population of Fergus and Elora, and the surrounding communities. The greenfield site will be located centrally in Aboyne, in the Township of Centre Wellington and will replace the existing hospital in Fergus. The new development will allow for more space for emergency, ambulatory, diagnostic and inpatient services to accommodate the growing population. Additional hospital features will include:
- Modernized infection control measures, including additional isolation facilities to enhance the hospital's ability to respond to a pandemic or disease outbreak
- Onsite helipad to allow for faster access to patient transfers by air ambulance
- Large windowed areas that allow natural light to penetrate deep into the building and ultimately connect the interior with the outside
- Simplified wayfinding, making it easy for visitors and patients to navigate to their desired destinations. Hospital services that are used most frequently by outpatients are positioned closest to the main entrance to ensure easy access.
"This brand new rural hospital development, integrated into the Grand River trail network and the natural surroundings, is a great example of what good partnerships can achieve," said Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario. IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with GMCH to build the new hospital which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable. Construction will begin in summer 2017 with substantial completion slated for late 2019.