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November 2016

Women's College Hospital Wins Two P3 Awards

TORONTO, ON – Walsh Canada is pleased to announce two prominent awards for the Women’s College Hospital Capital Redevelopment Project. The first honor, the Silver Award for Best Completed Project, was received in October from global publication P3 Bulletin, which recognizes the best operational infrastructure projects that have used private finance worldwide. The second honor, the Silver Award for Project Development, was received today from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP), a national not-for-profit, member-based organization which recognizes exceptional innovation and a standard of excellence in public-private partnerships across Canada.

Women’s College Hospital Capital is the first and only independent academic ambulatory care hospital in Ontario and the only hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on women’s health. This new facility was built around specialized operating suites and clinical “neighborhoods” that integrate treatment, research and education rather than traditional in-patient wards and patient rooms. It allows for more than a 70% increase in patient visits.

Walsh Canada served as the managing partner of a design-build joint venture with Bondfield Construction, responsible for the design and construction of the new 630,000-square-foot hospital in Toronto. The project utilized a design, build, finance and maintain delivery method that included a construction cost of $280 million. Construction was completed in March 2016.

This was the first social infrastructure project, procured and managed by Infrastructure Ontario, to feature a two-phased approach, enabling physical site transformation while also allowing for continued hospital operation. Both Awards Panels were impressed with the comprehensive community involvement in the module design of the project noting the effective integration of clinical, surgical research and educational facilities.

“The successful development and construction of the new Women’s College Hospital building represents the culmination of many people’s tremendous effort and commitment. Our new building will enable our researchers and clinicians to work side-by-side to find solutions to some of our most pressing health system challenges, provide exemplary care to our diverse patient community and close the health gaps in care that exist for many of them. This award is truly an honor and we are pleased to share it with all our partners,” said Marilyn Emery, President and CEO, Women’s College Hospital.

The P3 Bulletin Awards were presented to recipients in Las Vegas, Nevada in late October, while the CCPPP Awards for Innovation and Excellence were presented to recipients today, November 14, at the 24th Annual CCPPP National Conference in Toronto, Ontario.



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