Healthcare organizations winners of P3 awards
December 7, 2022
TORONTO – Three healthcare organizations were among the seven winners of the 2022 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships. Presented by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) since 1998, the prestigious awards were presented last month at P3 2022, the 30th anniversary of CCPPP’s annual conference.
The winning projects are located in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. All showcase how partners are continuing to adapt and refine the ‘made-in-Canada’ P3 model to create, deliver, operate and maintain innovative and transformative infrastructure for their communities.
“We’re excited to welcome back our National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s to a live presentation at our 30th anniversary conference,” said Lisa Mitchell, CCPPP’s president and CEO. “This year, the projects being honoured are transforming our communities, from building state-of-the-art high schools and hospitals to bringing critical broadband service to rural and remote citizens. These seven projects demonstrate the continuing evolution and resiliency of the P3 model in delivering best-in-class infrastructure for Canadians that is innovative and cost effective.”
The 2022 awards are supported by gold sponsor McCarthy Tétrault LLP and silver sponsor EXP.
The healthcare winners are:
- Project Development – Award of Merit: Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment Project, Ontario
This project, currently in the development phase, will serve as the new headquarters for Grandview Kids, which specializes in care and support for children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs, and their families. The new four-storey facility will have a gross area of 94,733 sq. feet and will increase the centre’s ability to offer more services and serve a greater number of children and youth in Ontario’s Durham region. In 2021-2022, Grandview Kids provided services to more than 16,000 young people, however there are an estimated 11,500 children on the wait list.
As part of the development phase, the consortium is hosting design workshops with the centre’s clinical and non-clinical staff, families and clients to receive feedback on drawings and plans, which include input on the architecture, electrical, structural and mechanical design. Construction is currently underway.
Partners: Infrastructure Ontario, Grandview Children’s Centre, and Children First Consortium (Amico Design Build Inc. and Sacyr Construction S.A)
- Infrastructure – Award of Merit: Royal Inland Hospital – Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Tower, British Columbia (pictured)
In operation since February 2022, this new $417-million, 300,000 sq. foot patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops houses new clinical, administrative and support spaces, including a surgical suite and neonatal intensive care unit serving 220,000 residents of B.C.’s Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region. Under a single project agreement, the project used a DBFM model with a construction management agreement, resulting in an estimated savings of $64 million compared with a traditional procurement.
During construction, the project faced several extraordinary impacts caused by the pandemic, wildfires and extensive flooding caused by the 2021 atmospheric rivers. The events impacted resources, supply chain logistics, workflows, and budgets yet EllisDon still found innovative ways to ensure project success with the hospital completed on time and on budget. The project demonstrates the P3 model’s delivery of value, timeliness, and accountability.
Partners: Infrastructure BC, Interior Health Authority, and EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare
- Service Delivery – Award of Merit: Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Ontario
In operation since 2015, this $2 billion DBFM hospital project remains one of the largest infrastructure projects in Ontario. The LEED Gold facility, with 457 beds and shelled-in space to facilitate 602 beds by 2023, is equipped with multiple smart technology enhancements and opened on time and on budget. The project demonstrates the resiliency of the P3 model, with top service delivery continuing despite the global collapse of initial consortium partner Carillion Canada Inc. in 2018. As a result, EllisDon stepped in at short notice and took over 100 percent responsibility for the 30-year management of the hospital’s facilities and services. Partners: Infrastructure Ontario, Halton Healthcare Services Corp., and Hospital Infrastructure
Partners: (Carillion Canada Inc., EllisDon Corp. and Fengate Capital Management Ltd.)
About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national not-for-profit non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Our mission is to collaborate with all levels of government and Indigenous communities to enable smart, innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery that achieve the best outcomes for Canadians. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.