Request for RFQs for Providence Care Hospital underway
By Andrew SnookConstruction Infrastructure LEED
The request for qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care in Kingston, Ont.
The hospital will house Providence Care’s rehabilitation, complex continuing care, specialized geriatrics, palliative care and mental health programs that are currently located at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital and Mental Health Services (MHS) buildings. It will be built on a site adjacent to the existing MHS facility.
The new hospital will feature single inpatient rooms; therapy and treatment spaces on inpatient units; clinics within the hospital that will provide services to inpatients and outpatients and ease patients’ hospital to home transitions; patient/client environments that link with the outdoors and the use of natural lighting throughout the facility and improved learning and research facilities for assisting in Providence Care’s role in training health professionals.
The hospital will be designed and constructed with the objective of obtaining LEED Silver certification.
Infrastructure Ontario has already contracted HOK Architects as the planning, design and compliance team. HOK will work alongside Providence Care to refine the hospital’s master plan and set up the performance requirements that developers will work with when proposing overall design and project plans for the new hospital.
Teams that pre-qualify through the RFQ stage will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be released in the fall of 2012.