Kingston General Hospital Phase 2 Redevelopment

Kingston General Hospital Phase 2 Redevelopment

The redevelopment project, which is located within the existing facilities of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre's Kingston General Hospital site, is in badly need to renovation and addressing infrastructure deficiencies and will include the demolition of aging buildings and wings, the renovation of existing spaces and the construction of a new tower that will be completed in two consecutive phases.

Ontario Construction News states that Infrastructure Ontario and Kingston Health Sciences Center have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for teams to design, build and finance the Kingston General Hospital Phase 2 Redevelopment project.

This is the first step in the process to select a team to help deliver the project. Submissions will be reviewed to prequalify teams with the required design and construction experience applicable to this project, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.

Infrastructure Ontario reports that the Kingston General Hospital redevelopment will be designed and built to meet the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards. The hospital will be consistent with the Ministry of Health's high standards for patient and family-centred care, incorporating principles of senior-friendly design, accessibility and infection prevention and control.

According to Ontario Construction News, a shortlist of prequalified teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals. Interested companies must register with to download the RFQ.

The project will include the following:


 - Demolition of aging buildings and wings (Etherington Hall, Douglas Wing, Richardson Labs, Dietary and Empire Wings

 - Renovation of existing spaces

 - Construction of a new 12 floor patient tower that will  be completed in two consecutive phases to address infrastructure deficiencies in the existing facilities


The redevelopment will involve construction of a new wing and renovations to the fifth floor of the Kidd/Davies Wing. Features include:


 - 80 net new medical and surgical inpatient beds

 - Surgical suite, including 13 operating rooms, and a procedure suite, with designated space for learning and simulation and direct access to the Emergency Department for trauma treatment

 - Neonatal intensive care unit, including 8 net new bassinets

 - Labour and delivery suite, including Labour Birth Recovery and Postpartum (LBRP) and 2 operative birthing rooms

 - A new Emergency department with larger trauma bays, private treatment areas for patients with space for family, and central integration of diagnostic imaging, which will accommodate approximately 66,000 visits per year

 - Clinical laboratories with open, flexible space to adapt to new technologies

 - New morgue and autopsy suite, pharmacy, data centre, and an Administration and Environmental Exposure Unit

 - Two shelled floors and 72 inpatient beds to meet current needs and address future demand

 - An onsite rooftop helipad to allow for faster access to patient transfers by air ambulance


Infrastructure Ontario expects to issue a request for proposals for the project in the winter of 2022.


DataBid is currently reporting on this project - IO/KHSC Kingston General Hospital Redevelopment DBF Phase 2  (0037083121) 


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Posted by Judy Lamelza

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