Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2016
Groves releases RFP for new hospital
(Wellington-Halton Hills) – Infrastructure Ontario and Groves Memorial Community Hospital
have released a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, and finance the new Groves
Memorial Community Hospital.
GMCH Partnership, EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, and PCL Constructors Canada will have
approximately 6 months to submit their proposals, after being shortlisted during the pre-
qualification process last September. Once the RFPs have been submitted, Groves and
Infrastructure Ontario will evaluate the proposals in order to select a preferred bidder.
It is expected that the new hospital will be completed in 2019.
Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott welcomed the news as yet another exciting step forward
“With each step forward in the Ministry’s approval process, we move a bit closer to realizing our
vision of a new Groves hospital,” Mr. Arnott said.
Mr. Arnott expressed his appreciation to everyone involved in the Groves project.
“I want to thank the Minister of Health for his continued interest and support for Groves,” Mr.
Arnott said. “I also want to recognize the hard work of Groves staff, County of Wellington and
Township of Centre Wellington Councils and staff, as well as the many donors and volunteers,
without whom none of this would be possible.”
During his almost 26 years at Queen’s Park, Mr. Arnott has been a strong advocate for the
Groves Memorial Community Hospital. For more than a decade, he has been pushing for the
new hospital project. He has raised it numerous times in speeches in the Legislature, letters to
Ministers, and in private conversations, meetings, and phone calls with successive Ministers of
Health and Ministry staff.
“Our new Groves hospital is absolutely vital to the future of our community. I will continue to
monitor the hospital project as it moves forward and do whatever I can to help,” Mr. Arnott
According to page 285 of the 2016 Ontario Budget Papers, the Ontario Government plans to
spend almost $2.9 billion on hospital infrastructure in the 2016/17 fiscal year.
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