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July 31, 2013

RVH receives approval to proceed with tender offer

An Invitation to Tender has been issued for the Early Works Project portion of the new Regional Nephrology Centre at Renfrew Victoria Hospital.

“I am pleased to announce that we have received approval to proceed with tendering Phase 1 of our expansion project from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,” states Randy Penney, RVH President and CEO. “We have been working on this approval for some time, so this is great news!”

Included in the Phase 1 work is construction of a new 80-car parking lot at the existing hospital helipad and 60-car parking lot off Grigg Avenue, both with storm water management and security lighting, reconstruction of the existing parking lot at the back of the hospital, demolition of three existing homes and clearing and grubbing the site, as well as the provision of new underground electrical service conduits, municipal water supply connection and sanitary sewer lines and new gas supply from the existing hospital gas compound. Relocation of the existing 750 KVA transformer servicing the existing hospital is also part of the tender, but RVH will coordinate the transfer of the bulk oxygen supply unit from the back of the hospital to the loading dock area.

In addition to the Phase 1 construction, a second tender for installation of the new gated parking system will be issued very shortly.

On June 20, 2013, Ontario Minister of Rural Affairs Jeff Leal announced $1.5 million funding to support the design stages of the expansion project. Momentum has been building since RVH received confirmation of $10 million in provincial funding for a new dialysis facility from Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews in August 2011. RVH’s investment in the project is estimated to be $8 million.

The new, leading-edge nephrology centre addition and resulting renovations to the existing hospital infrastructure is the biggest capital project ever undertaken at RVH.

“These are exciting times for RVH as we embark upon the largest redevelopment in our history,” says Penney. “Thank you to everyone who has contributed.”

Construction of Phase 1 is intended to begin no later than August 26, 2013. Further information will be released once the contract has been awarded.

Some inconveniences are inevitable and we ask for everyone’s cooperation and assistance throughout the construction work.

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For more information, please contact:
Randy Penney, President and CEO,
Renfrew Victoria Hospital
613-432-4851, ext. 260

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