October 8, 2015

Headwaters reaches exciting milestone in expansion and redevelopment project

Construction to begin shortly after winning contractor is selected in November 2015
October 8, 2015, ORANGEVILLE – Headwaters Health Care Centre (Headwaters) is one step closer to breaking ground on its new 8,200 square foot expansion and redevelopment project.
The hospital recently released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the five teams short-listed to bid on the major hospital infrastructure project. The teams – Merit Contractors Niagara, Bondfield Construction Company Limited, Dineen Contruction Corporation, Buttcon Limited, and Newgen Construction Corporation – prequalified earlier this year after demonstrating their capacity to undertake a construction project of this size and complexity.
“This is a very exciting time for patients and families in the communities we serve, and for the staff, physicians, volunteers and donors at Headwaters,” said Liz Ruegg, President and CEO, Headwaters Health Care Centre. “The refreshed and expanded spaces will allow us to offer even more high-quality health care services and programs closer to the homes of our patients.”
Since opening at its current location in 1997, Headwaters has not added any new space but demand for its services and programs has continued to grow.
The expansion will create a modern space to meet the health care needs of patients and families needing chemotherapy and infusion services, minor procedures like stitches or biopsies, and provide clinic space for specialty medical services such as orthopaedics. The addition will also include much-needed space for telemedicine and patient education.
Along with this new space, Headwaters is also taking on an exciting renovation of existing hospital space to add another operating room, improve reception and expand pre- and post-surgical recovery areas.
“These expansion and renovation projects are much-needed investments that will help us better serve the health care needs of our growing communities for generations to come,” said Ann Ford, Joint Vice President, Facilities and Redevelopment. “We are looking forward to getting construction underway as soon as possible once we select the contractor.”
The successful General Contractor is expected to be selected and announced in early November 2015. Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter.
While the final cost of the expansion and redevelopment will not be known until Headwaters has negotiated a final agreement with the selected team, Headwaters Health Care Foundation has earmarked $5.5 million from its recent $16 million Commitment to Care Campaign for the projects.
Funding for the project comes from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care as well as the generous support of the community. The Ministry will help fund the construction for the new addition, whereas the community funds help support the renovations and the new equipment costs