TORONTO — PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) has announced all construction activities have been completed on the Milton District Hospital expansion project in Milton, Ont.
The project achieved substantial completion in April 2017, and Halton Healthcare began providing patient care in the new space on Oct. 1, 2017.
Valued at $512 million, the expansion adds 330,000 square feet of space to the existing 125,000 square foot hospital and features:
- expanded emergency and surgical services, medical/surgical inpatient units, critical care, maternal newborn and diagnostic imaging and support services;
- an overall capacity increase from 63 to 129 inpatient beds, with 80 per cent single-patient rooms for improved infection prevention and control and to provide increased patient privacy;
- the addition of the hospital’s first Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine;
- a Level 2A Special Care Nursery with capacity for eight bassinettes in the Maternal Newborn Unit; and
- a sustainable building strategy targeting LEED Silver certification through the Canada Green Building Council.
Ensuring the existing Milton District Hospital could continue to service the community during construction was key to the success of the expansion, the release indicates.
“The Milton District Hospital expansion project is a case study for design-build excellence,” said PCL Toronto district manager Kelly Wallace in a statement.
“Achieving total completion within seven months of substantial completion on a project of this scope says volumes about the collaboration and respect exhibited by all partners, which was a critical success factor in achieving this tremendous outcome for the people of Milton.”
“The partnership that came together to build the expansion at Milton District has set a new standard for hospital construction and design in Ontario,” explained Bill Bailey, vice-president of redevelopment, Halton Healthcare.
“Not only was construction completed on-time and on-budget, construction deficiencies that remained after substantial completion were addressed quickly.”