Infrastructure Ontario and Niagara Health have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for teams to design, build, finance, and maintain the South Niagara Hospital Project in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The RFQ 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, which is expected to be released in fall 2021.

The new South Niagara Hospital will be an integral part of Niagara Health’s connected healthcare system. The hospital will be located at the intersection of Biggar Road and Montrose Road, just off the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).

The new project will centralize services from existing facilities, making it easier for residents to access the care they need at one location, provide an overall better experience, and enable communities to be healthier. The new site is being planned with a seniors’ focus embedded into all aspects of the patient experience.

The new South Niagara Hospital will be a full acute care hospital that will include:

  • 24/7 Emergency department, diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services;
  • Medical, surgical, and intensive care inpatient beds;
  • Ambulatory Services as well as post-acute Complex Continuing Care (CCC) Inpatient services;
  • Centres of Excellence specializing in stroke, complex care, geriatric/psychogeriatrics and wellness in aging.

The South Niagara Hospital will provide innovative and integrated technology that supports high quality healthcare, where technology recedes into the background so patients can focus on recovering and healing.

The hospital will be designed and built to meet the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards. In addition, the project is working toward being the first WELL®-certified healthcare facility in Canada focused on the health and well-being of staff, physicians, volunteers, patients, families, and caregivers and the Niagara community.

Interested companies must register with merx.com to download the RFQ.

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