Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) have announced that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare will design, build and finance the new hospital development project in Centre Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

IO and GMCH selected EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare after evaluations following a request for proposals (RFP) process that began in June 2016. Three teams—GMCH Partnership, EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare and PCL Constructors Canada—submitted bids. The EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare team includes:

Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
Architect: Tillmann Ruth Robinson
Engineering Teams: The Mitchell Partnership; WalterFedy Partnership; Hastings and Aziz
Construction: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
Financial advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

The new hospital will be built in Aboyne, Ontario, Canada, between Elora and Fergus, and will replace the existing GMCH in Fergus. Expected to be completed in late 2019, the new GMCH project will include more space for emergency, ambulatory, diagnostic and inpatient services. Thirty-seven of the 45 beds will be in private single patient rooms and the hospital will have modernized infection control measures, including additional isolation facilities. The hospital will also feature an onsite helipad and simplified wayfinding.

IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with GMCH to build the new hospital, which will remain publicly owned. The project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model.