Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 29, 2016
Groves announces short list for RFQ
(Queen’s Park) – Groves Memorial Community Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario have jointly
announced the three teams that have been pre-qualified to design, build, and finance the new
“Our community has been working towards the vision of a new Groves Memorial Community
Hospital for over a decade, and it’s very exciting to see it coming together,” Wellington-Halton Hills
MPP Ted Arnott said.
The pre-qualification process began in September 2015. GMCH Partnership, EllisDon Infrastructure
Healthcare, and PCL Constructors Canada have been pre-qualified and will be invited to respond to
a request for proposals, expected later this year.
Once again, Mr. Arnott gave credit to local officials for achieving this latest milestone. He thanked
Groves staff, County of Wellington and Township of Centre Wellington Councils and staff, donors,
and the many volunteers who have come together to make the new hospital project a reality.
“Working together, we were able to establish the need for our new hospital and build a compelling
case that the Government couldn’t ignore,” he said. “Collectively our efforts are making a
Mr. Arnott also expressed appreciation to retiring hospital President and CAO Jerome Quenneville
for his work at Groves.
“Jerome’s leadership and dedication to our hospital over the years have helped move our project
forward,” Mr. Arnott said. “He has earned our thanks.”
During his 25½ years at Queen’s Park, Mr. Arnott has been a strong advocate for Groves Hospital.
For more than a decade, he has been pushing for the new hospital project and has raised it
numerous times in speeches in the Legislature, letters to Ministers, and in private conservations,
meetings, and phone calls with successive Ministers of Health and Ministry staff.
Mr. Arnott continues to closely monitor the hospital project as it moves forward in the Ministry of
Health’s multi-stage approval process.
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