Etobicoke General Hospital’s rejuvenation journey is picking up speed as it reached an important milestone in its expansion project.
On Thursday, October 23, Osler with Infrastructure Ontario announced the move to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain Etobicoke General Hospital’s new four-storey wing. A short-listed group will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals in spring 2015. This is a significant milestone for the project and demonstrates the progress Osler is making towards a revitalized Etobicoke General.
The new four-storey wing will transform and add some much-needed space to the 42-year-old building. It will add approximately 250,000 square feet of space to the hospital and house the services most urgently needed by the community it serves. Some features of the project include:
A larger, state-of-the-art emergency department
Critical Care and Intensive Care Units that are nearly four times larger than the current space
A Maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a specialized nursery
A new ambulatory procedures unit
Cardiorespiratory and neurodiagnostic services
In the meantime, there have been a few smaller projects underway at the hospital. We are building a second patient washroom in the emergency department and, later this fall, we will be reconfiguring the rear staff parking lot to increase capacity and to update the lot’s security with new lighting and panic stations.