Canadian hospital selects Bondfield Construction for expansion project

17 August 2014 (Last Updated August 17th, 2014 18:30)

Canada-based Hawkesbury & District General Hospital has awarded a contract to Bondfield Construction to build and finance the hospital's expansion and redevelopment project.

Canada-based Hawkesbury & District General Hospital has awarded a contract to Bondfield Construction to build and finance the hospital's expansion and redevelopment project.

As per the deal, the contractor will be engaged in carrying out renovations and new construction works at the hospital.

Expected to cost around $125.7m, the project includes the construction of a consolidated ambulatory care centre that will feature speciality clinics, haemodialysis, cardiology services and medical day care; an expansion of the complex continuing care unit; a new perioperative department; and expansion of emergency services.

As part of the project, the hospital will also have an expanded intensive care unit; redeveloped family birthing unit as well as additional acute care inpatient beds.

"With this announcement, we take the next step forward to bringing high-quality health care to the residents of Hawkesbury."

Additionally, the hospital will feature a new mental health in-patient unit, an expanded medical-surgical unit, a new operating room and expanded diagnostic services.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have agreed to work with the hospital to complete the project.

Hawkesbury & District General Hospital board chairman Suzanne Quesnel-Gauthier said: "We are one step closer to getting shovels in the ground.

"With this announcement, we take the next step forward to bringing high-quality health care to the residents of Hawkesbury."

Hawkesbury & District General Hospital is a community bilingual hospital that provides a range of primary and secondary healthcare services in the Prescott-Russell region of Eastern Ontario, Canada.