A new C$2.089bn ($2.05bn) teaching hospital is to be built in Montréal, Canada, under a public-private partnership.
The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal hospital will be built on the site of the existing St Luc hospital.
It will include 772 single-patient rooms as part of efforts to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections, 39 operating rooms, 51 emergency stretchers and 320 examination rooms.
The Canadian Government has agreed to pay 45% of the cost of the hospital up front, and the public-private partnership consortiums will raise the remaining amount.
The winning public-private partnership consortium will be selected by March and work is expected to begin in June. It is estimated that the hospital will open in 2015.