The Ontario government is helping meet the growing demand for services for children and youth with special needs in the Ottawa area by investing in a new integrated treatment centre at CHEO, a pediatric health and research centre in Ottawa. Infrastructure Ontario and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build and finance the CHEO Integrated Treatment Centre – 1Door4Care project.

The Request for Qualifications is the first step in the process to select a team to help deliver the project. Submissions will be reviewed to shortlist teams with the design and construction experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Shortlisted teams will then be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP), which is expected to be published in fall 2022.

The CHEO Integrated Treatment Centre – 1Door4Care will merge seven care locations, currently leased and spread across Ottawa, into a single, state-of-the-art, purpose-built site on CHEO’s main Smyth Road campus.

The new site will include multi-use clinic space, a physiotherapy rehab gym, expanded mental health clinics, indoor and outdoor space where teachers and therapists combine education and therapy, secure space for children who have been abused, modern treatment rooms for kids with behavioural needs, advanced technology to enable virtual care, a physical link to the main building on campus, family support spaces, a new parking structure, and more.

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