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30 May 14
Communique mailed to our immediate neighbours

March 4, 2014

Dear Neighbour:

The Hawkesbury General Hospital (HGH) is embarking on a major Redevelopment Project for its 30-year old infrastructure. Over the years, increasing healthcare demands have created severe pressure for additional space. The scope of services offered and care delivery models have also evolved since the time HGH was originally built on the current site.

After 7 years of extensive planning and design, our Redevelopment Project is now ready for the construction stage. We have pre-qualified 6 major general construction companies. These firms will be submitting their final detailed proposals in early April 2014. A news release announcing the issuance of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to the pre-qualified contractors is available on the Infrastructure Ontario’s website: www.infrastructureontario.ca.

For this project, the Hospital is partnering with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Infrastructure Ontario. All parties are committed to ensuring the community gets the latest in clinical programs, along with the state of the art technologies that support these programs.

HGH has established an on-site Project Management Office (PMO) that will guide the planning and implementation of the Hospital Redevelopment Project. The PMO professional team met with local residents in attendance at the Open House held at the Hawkesbury Town Hall in June 2013. Since that public meeting, the Town enacted a Council Resolution dated July 2, 2013, to help address concerns raised, i.e. after-hours noise and dust mitigation initiatives, traffic and parking impacts, tree removal avoidance, etc. Each of these requirements is clearly outlined in the RFP, as requirements for the general contractor.

The Project Management Office can be reached by phone at 613-636-6209 (toll free number 1-855-381-4451), or by email at redevelopmentproject@hgh.ca. Please forward your questions and concerns to us. We will reply within a reasonable timeframe.

We thank you for your continued support and interest in this exciting project. In spite of some occasional inconvenience, the project will lead to long-term benefits for the whole community. We will be in contact with you on a regular basis during construction.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Marc LeBoutillier

Chief Executive Officer Executive Lead

David Kinsley

Project Management Office

28 Jan 14
Bell Let's Talk Day

 

 

OTTAWA—On the occasion of Bell Let’s Talk Day, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, will highlight a military initiative and a community-based program that provide important mental health services to clients in the National Capital Region and in neighbouring rural areas.

 

One in five Canadians suffer from mental illness”, said the Governor General. “Today, Sharon and I are pleased to join the conversation in the hopes of breaking the discriminatory barriers that so many around us face. We believe that the Bell Let’s Talk Day initiative is a great way to help raise awareness about mental health and bring about positive change in Canadians’ homes and workplaces.”

 

This morning, Her Excellency will meet with the members of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, a client-centered mental health program offered by the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital in the Prescott-Russell region. As an ACT Team intervener for the day, Her Excellency will be briefed about the services and programs ACT provides to surrounding rural communities, as well as the profile of its clientele and the different challenges it faces. She will then accompany the team on the road where she will have the opportunity to witness first-hand their work with clients diagnosed with severe mental disorders that are living at home.

 

In the afternoon, His Excellency will visit the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre in Ottawa.  The Governor General will be accompanied by Major-General David Millar, Chief of Military Personnel, and a representative of the Canadian Armed Forces Surgeon General. While there, he will be briefed on the Surgeon General’s Mental Health Strategy, and will learn about overall support offered to Canadian Armed Forces members suffering from mental illnesses and how this support will evolve in the coming years. He will also observe a Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy system demonstration, tour the centre’s facilities to learn about other services it provides, and meet with staff.

 

About Bell Let’s Talk

The Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable program that promotes mental health across Canada with significant funding for community care, research, and workplace best practices. It also fights the stigma around mental illness with high-profile events like Bell Let’s Talk Day.  Set for January 28, 2014, the fourth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day invites Canadians to join the conversation and help end the stigma around mental illness. On that day, Bell will donate 5 cents for every text message sent, every mobile and long distance call made, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and every Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk image. To learn more, please visit

www.bell.ca/LetsTalk.

01 Jan 14
COMPANIES INVITED TO BID

A request for qualifications issued in May 2013 prequalified the following companies with the construction and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity:

  • Bondfield Construction
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Healthcare Redevelopment Partners (OHL+Elite Construction)
  • M. Sullivan & Son Limited
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Pomerleau Inc.


The project includes a combination of renovations and new construction at the hospital. Newly built features will include:

  • a consolidated ambulatory care centre that will include specialty clinics, hemodialysis, cardiology services and medical day care
  • an expanded complex continuing care unit
  • a new perioperative department
  • expansion of emergency services
  • additional acute care inpatient beds

major renovations to the existing hospital will accommodate;

  • a new mental health in-patient unit
  • an expanded medical-surgical unit
  • expanded diagnostic services
  • a new operating room
Once submissions to the request for proposals are received and evaluated, the successful project team is expected to be selected and announced in summer 2014. Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Hawkesbury & District General Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario’s alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
Quotes:
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Ensuring the people of Ontario have access to the right care, in the right place and at the right time is what our Action Plan for Health Care is all about. The Hawkesbury & District General Hospital project is part of that plan as it will result in expanded programs and services for patients so they can continue to count on them in their time of need.”
Grant Crack, MPP, Glengarry--Prescott--Russell
“Our government's commitment to infrastructure investments and innovation ensures that our health care system is there for our families and loved ones. That is why Hawkesbury & District General Hospital's redevelopment project is so important to everyone in our community.”
Sébastien Racine, Chairman of the Board of the Hospital
“With the issuance of the RFP, HGH has completed a lengthy and complex planning cycle. We have successfully reached this critical milestone by working diligently with our partners, Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health. The redevelopment of the hospital will allow us to meet the growing needs of the community and offer cost-effective care.”
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Contacts:
Terence Foran
Infrastructure Ontario
416-325-2939
 
David Kinsley
Hawkesbury & District General Hospital
613-632-1111, Ext. 21407

Disponible en français
27 Aug 13
COMPANIES SHORTLISTED

Media Release

Communiqué

For Immediate Release

August 19, 2013

COMPANIES SHORTLISTED FOR

HAWKESBURY & DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

HAWKESBURY – Infrastructure Ontario and Hawkesbury & District General Hospital have shortlisted six companies to build and finance the hospital’s expansion and redevelopment project.

Based on a request for qualifications process that began in May 2013, the following companies were shortlisted:

• Bondfield Construction

• EllisDon Corporation

• Healthcare Redevelopment Partners (OHL+Elite Construction)

• M. Sullivan & Son Limited

• PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

• Pomerleau Inc.

The project includes a combination of renovations and new construction at the hospital. Highlights of the project include:

• new construction for:

o a consolidated ambulatory care centre that will include specialty clinics, hemodialysis, cardiology services and medical day care

o an expanded complex continuing care unit

o a new perioperative department

o expansion of emergency services

o additional acute care inpatient beds

 

• major renovations to the existing hospital to accommodate;

o a new psychiatry in-patient unit

o an expanded medical-surgical unit

o expanded diagnostic services

o a new operating room

The companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in fall 2013.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Hawkesbury & District General Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.

Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario’s alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.

Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.

Quotes:

Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

"This project aligns with our government’s Action Plan for Health Care, which is all ensuring Ontarians have access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Hawkesbury’s redevelopment project will result in expanded programs and services for patients so they can count on them in their time of need."

Grant Crack, MPP, Glengarry--Prescott--Russell

"We are pleased to see the construction industry’s level of interest in this project. This is an exciting time as we move forward to redevelop Hawkesbury & District General Hospital."

Sébastien Racine, Chairman of the Board of the Hospital

"HGH is pleased with the interest of the industry for the Redevelopment project of the Hospital. The prequalification of applicants represents another milestone achieved in the realization of the Hospital’s program and service expansion to the residents of the greater Hawkesbury area, including the United Counties of Prescott-Russell."

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Contacts:

Terence Foran David Kinsley

Infrastructure Ontario Hawkesbury & District General Hospital

416-325-2939 613-632-1111, Ext. 21407

Disponible en français

30 May 13
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS ISSUED

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS ISSUED FOR

HAWKESBURY & DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

HAWKESBURY – Infrastructure Ontario and Hawkesbury & District General Hospital have issued a request for qualifications to build and finance the hospital’s expansion and redevelopment project.

The project includes a combination of renovations and new construction at the hospital. Highlights of the project include:

• a new consolidated ambulatory care centre that will include specialty clinics, hemodialysis, cardiology services and medical day care

• an expanded complex continuing care unit

• a new perioperative department

• expansion of emergency services

• additional acute care inpatient beds

• major renovations to the existing hospital to accommodate a new psychiatry in-patient unit, an expanded medical-surgical unit, expanded diagnostic services and a new operating room

The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to build and finance the project. Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the construction experience, qualified personnel and financial strength to deliver a project of this size and complexity. These teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2013.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Hawkesbury & District General Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.

Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario’s alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.

Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.

Quotes:

Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

"I am excited to see this project moving forward, because it means more access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place, which is part of our Action Plan for Health Care. Once construction has been completed, the expanded hospital will ensure that people in Hawkesbury and the surrounding community have access to patient-centered care, close to home."

Grant Crack, MPP Glengarry--Prescott--Russell

"This is a major redevelopment project that will help to improve the already excellent programs, services and patient care Hawkesbury & District General Hospital provides to our community."

Sébastien Racine, Chairman of the Board of the Hospital

"This major capital project has benefited all along from the broad commitment and financial support of the communities of Prescott-Russell. We are delighted to have reached this stage and look forward to building new hospital facilities that will meet the future healthcare needs of the region in an innovative and cost-effective manner."

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Contacts:

Terence Foran David Kinsley

Infrastructure Ontario Hawkesbury & District General Hospital

416-325-2939 613-632-1111, Ext. 21407

Disponible en français

06 Feb 13
The HGH and the CEPEO partner to create training opportunities in health care for high school students
 

Hawkesbury, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – The Hawkesbury & District General Hospital (HGH) and the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) announced today a partnership project to introduce high school students to different health professions.

 

The new “Majeure Haute Spécialisation en santé et bien-être » program will be implemented in February 2013 at the HGH.  This program, coordinated by the École secondaire publique Le Sommet Public High School, will allow Grade 11 and 12 students who have interest in the health care industry to partake in observation activities in a professional environment, while fulfilling their high school diploma requirements.

 

HGH will offer students a unique learning environment, participating in observation opportunities in various health care professions that are available within the hospital.  Students who are interested in a career in health care will therefore be better tooled when entering the post-secondary destination of their choice.

 

For the CEPEO, this program will insure that our youth is exposed to the various healthcare professions available to them in the region.  Through HGH’s mission of becoming a teaching facility, this program is in line with its official affiliations with the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine (2010) and La Cité collégiale’s Institute of Health Sciences (2012). 
18 Jan 13
The HGH officially opens its new endoscopy suite!

Hawkesbury, Friday January 18, 2013 – The Hawkesbury & District General Hospital officially opened its new endoscopy suite today.  This $1.5M project, from which 20% was covered by funds raised during the HGH Foundation’s Radiotelethon in October 2012, is the first step of the hospital’s major redevelopment project, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2014.

During the ceremony, HGH Chief Governance Officer, Mr. Sébastien Racine, welcomed many special guests, including Mr. Grant Crack, MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, mayors from the United Counties of Prescott & Russell along with representatives of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Infrastructure Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital and partner organizations.

“With this new endoscopy suite, HGH will immediately improve its services while increasing access to specialized procedures for our region’s patients.  This new suite is a critical step towards the realization of the major redevelopment project which will make HGH a full-service, regional hospital,” indicated Mr. Grant Crack. 

The Ottawa Hospital, a key partner for the development of surgical services at HGH, was represented by Mrs. Paula Doering, Senior Vice-President, Clinical Programs for Peri-Operative Services, Cancer and Diagnostics, and Dr. John Mahoney, President of the Medical Staff Association.

Dr. Jeff Wackett, general surgeon who recently started practicing at HGH, mentioned that he was “thrilled by the new endoscopy suite and the future of the perioperative department.  With the transfer of all endoscopy procedures to this new suite, we are able to free one of our surgical rooms, which was previously used for endoscopy only, for other types of procedures and offer more operating time to our surgeons.”

This project was authorized in February 2012 by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of Ontario as a head start initiative for HGH’s major capital redevelopment project, due to the urgency to improve access for endoscopy procedures.  Construction was ongoing from March to December 2012 by Massicotte Construction Ltd. of Ottawa.

19 Nov 12
The Hawkesbury & District General Hospital becomes an affiliated teaching site of La Cité collégiale

Both organizations wish to train more bilingual health professionals.

 

Ottawa, Monday November 19, 2012 – La Cité collégiale and the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital signed a two in one deal by concluding a new five-year partnership which intends to train more bilingual personal support workers and practical nurses.

 

Under the terms of this agreement, the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital will annually allow students from La Cité collégiale to experience a clinical placement, the hospital becoming an affiliated teaching site of La Cité collégiale. The initiative will offer internship opportunities to students enrolled in the Personal Support Worker and Practical Nursing programs.

 

 

On the other hand, through this initiative, both organizations will be able to train a larger number of future bilingual health professionals. This ensures that Eastern Ontario residents requiring health care services have access to these services in the official language of their choice.


“With this partnership, the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital will be playing an important role in the clinical training of our health professionals. Students will have access to a teaching site in a booming institution recognized for its innovative character, its regional leadership and the quality of its services,” said Mr. Marc LeBoutillier, C.E.O. of the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital.

 

 

“This agreement highlights the type of partnerships that La Cité collégiale embraces. In addition to providing our students with options, partnerships like this help La Cité collégiale train future professionals. We are convinced that training in a clinical setting allows us to achieve this goal,” added Ms. Lise Bourgeois, President of La Cité collégiale.

 

Throughout the duration of this agreement, both parties will try to find ways to make this experience even more beneficial for students. For example, the possibility of awarding bursaries to students wishing to complete an internship has been brought forward.

 

 

La Cité collégiale is Ontario's largest French-language college of applied arts and technology. In 2012-2013, more than 90 postsecondary programs are offered at La Cité collégiale, of which 60 are not offered in French anywhere else in Ontario.

 

The Hawkesbury & District General Hospital is a bilingual health care center serving the United Counties of Prescott & Russell, in Eastern Ontario. With more than 36,000 emergency room visits per year and 40 specialized clinics, the hospital was named the most recommended community hospital in Ontario, in 2010-2011.

27 Nov 12
HGH is recognized on a national level!
Article from Le Droit, nov. 23, 2012
16 Oct 12
HGH, Top Performer in Ontario!
Hawkesbury, October 9, 2012 - As a key provider of health care services for Prescott & Russell, the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital prides itself in offering the highest quality of services to its community, ensuring that patients receive high standard care by its staff and physicians at all times.
The NRCC’s report of “Patient Ratings of Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend for Ontario Hospitals”, released in October 2012, has confirmed the hospital’s position as a top performer in the province. When asked the question “Would you recommend this hospital to others?”, HGH rated the highest among all community hospitals in Ontario!
“This rating is a definite proof of the dedication of our staff in regards to patient care,” indicates Dr. Luc Chagnon, HGH Chief of Staff.
“We are extremely pleased with this result as we move ahead with our future redevelopment plans, knowing that staff is  providing the best care possible, with particular emphasis on compassion and respect,” mentions Mr. Marc LeBoutillier, HGH Chief Executive Officer.   
According to the same report, HGH is also ranked as one of the Top 5 community hospitals in the province in terms of patient satisfaction for inpatient services.
Part of a province-wide patient satisfaction data collection and reporting system, the NRCC surveys provides patient satisfaction data from acute care, emergency department, rehabilitation and maternity surveys. The results indicated in the above-mentioned report are for the 2010/2011 hospital fiscal year. 
Esquisses, salle d'endoscopie / Sketches, Endoscopy Suite

Vous trouverez ci-jointe les esquisses de la salle d'endoscopie.  La prochaine phase de notre plan de réaménagement de la salle d'endoscopie! 

You will find attached the sketches for the endoscopy suite, the next phase of our OR redevelopment plan.

Stthoscope