www.hoteldieu.com Vol. 14 No. 06 2008 October 3
Hotel Dieu gets green light on two major construction contracts
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has given Hotel Dieu the go-
ahead to sign construction contracts on two major renovation projects geared to
supporting its vision of creating a one-stop ambulatory health care centre.
The hospital will contract T. A. Andre & Sons to outfit space on Jeanne Mance 3 to house
the Clinical Immunology Outpatient Clinic (CIOC) slated for transfer to Hotel Dieu from
Kingston General Hospital by early spring 2009. The CIOC provides regional services to
patients with HIV, Hepatitis C and other chronic viral infection conditions.
Expected to get underway this month, the half-million dollar renovation project targets
3500 square feet and includes the creation of examination, waiting and registration
areas, plus the installation of specialized ventilation and plumbing systems.
To accommodate the development of clinic space, Home Cardiographics will move to a
different location on JM3, while the ProActive Research Study group will re-locate to
space on Johnson 0.
The CIOC shift is part of the first wave of permanent clinic transfers from KGH to Hotel
Dieu under the hospitals’ joint redevelopment plan. In that first wave, about 6200
annual visits in almost a dozen clinical services will transfer to Hotel Dieu, a move that
helps to clear the way for expansion of the Intensive Care Unit at KGH.
Outpatient mental health renovation project: The Ministry has also approved a
renovation project that will bring into the main hospital building several outpatient
mental health programs now located at 72 Barrie Street. These include the Eating
Disorder and Anxiety Disorders services, along with a small data management group
funded by the Department of Psychiatry.
This renovation project, tagged at a half million dollars, will be funded by Hotel Dieu, not
the Ministry. The contract will also go to T. A. Andre & Sons and involves facelift-style
renovations on Johnson 5, Centenary 3 and Sydenham 5, e.g., drywalling, painting,
ceilings, carpets, computer access and light fixtures. Work will begin this month.
“It’s a phased project with a fair bit of decanting,” says Capital Projects Manager Debra
Krakow. “Although we’ll try to cause as little disruption as possible, staff will likely have
to ‘hotel’ temporarily here and there as we finish one space and start on the next.”
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