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Trillium HealthWorks is the long-term health infrastructure renewal plan to build a stronger community together by expanding our capacity through hospital development projects and community partnerships. The plan addresses years of necessary investments that have not kept pace with growth and changes in this community.

We know that building more hospital beds alone is not the solution. Our plan to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community means advancing health across the hospital, the system and the community.

Learn more about the plan through these frequently asked questions:


General

This project is a historic health infrastructure renewal and will be a multi-billion dollar investment in the future of health care for the community.

Once the procurement phase for the project is completed, the project cost and successful bidder will be released publicly.

The province covers 90% of the cost of eligible hospital construction, and 100% of the planning costs.

The remaining 10% of construction costs, major equipment, and technology required in the hospital is covered by the hospital’s “local share”.

Local share means the portion of total project costs required to be raised by the local community.

Overall, the local share will be in the range of 15-25% of the overall costs.

As always, the highest standards of patient care will remain our top priority throughout redevelopment. Trillium Health Partners will continue to operate at all of our sites during construction.

There may be disruptions to how you access the site during construction. We will work hard to keep any disruptions of a minimum and will keep you informed of any impacts throughout the process.

The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital

  • In planning the location of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, including the parkade, we looked a number of different options, based on:
    • the most effective functioning hospital building for staff to deliver of safe, high quality patient care;
    • the most efficient schedule; and,
    • greatest value for money, and overall cost.
  • After studying a number of site arrangements, it was determined that the best location for the The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital is along Hurontario, with the new parkade in the southwest end of the property.
  • The process for building the new hospital is based on ensuring minimal disruption to the hospital care being delivered today, and making sure that traffic flow on the property is manageable so staff, patients, visitors and emergency services can easily access the hospital.
  • The first step is to build a new parkade on the southwest end of the property, adjacent to Bronte College. Once this is completed, the next step is the tear down of the current parkade, Camilla Care Community and the Clinical Administration building (office building facing Hurontario Street) to allow for construction of the new hospital. Camilla will only be torn down once residents have transitioned to a new long-term care home including the one on Speakman Drive in Mississauga.
  • Once the new hospital build is complete and occupied, the existing Mississauga Hospital will be torn down, with the exception of the J-wing patient tower on the west side of the property.
  • Before construction began on the new parking garage, there were over 1,900 parking spots: more than 1,100 in the parking garage, and nearly 800 surface level spots.
  • Once the new parking garage is completed, there will be over 1,500 parking spots:  1,300 in the new parkade, and about 230 surface level spots. During this time some staff will be relocated to nearby office buildings reducing the demand for parking onsite.
  • Once The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital is completed, there will be over 2,500 parking spots: 1,300 in the new parkade, 860 in the hospital's underground parking garage, and an additional 350 surface level parking spots.
  • The parkade design incorporates feedback received from the community.
  • The exterior of the structure is designed with precast concrete wall panels, which will shield vehicle headlights. Densely-placed wall fins have also been incorporated to provide additional shielding as vehicles move through the parking structure. The wall fins are mostly concentrated on the south side of the parkade, facing Bronte College. As a result, the parkade should cause minimal disruption to the local community.
  • The majority of the parking garage will also have a setback of between 7.5 and 10 metres to the neighbouring property, which is aligned with the setback required for the City of Mississauga bylaw.

Exterior Perspective – Aerial View (artistic renderings subject to change)

Exterior Perspective – Aerial View (artistic renderings subject to change)


Exterior Perspective – Eye Level (artistic renderings subject to change)

Exterior Perspective – Eye Level (artistic renderings subject to change)

On April 20, 2022, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Trillium Health Partners (THP) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a team to advance the development of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital. This step marks a major milestone in our journey to building a stronger community and delivering the health care this community needs and deserves for years to come.

On September 30 2022, the RFP closed. IO and THP will work to evaluate the submission and select a partner to enter into a Development Phase Agreement. Once the Development Phase is completed, it is expected that the Development Partner will enter into a fixed-price, public-private partnership (P3) agreement to design, build, finance, and maintain the project.

Expanding The Future Home of the Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre

Freestanding rehab and complex care facilities are common throughout our health system and aligned with best practices. To have a purpose-built, specifically designed centre that offers the continuum of rehabilitation and functional restoration beds in one place is an important service for our community The expansion of the Queensway Health Centre will be a specially designed, purpose-built rehab and CCC centre, where care is focused on restoring function, optimizing functional independence, and improving quality of life.

The existing site will remain and continue to be used for patient care. Some areas will be renovated as part of this project.

Following an open, competitive request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in October 2021, EllisDon Corporation submitted an RFQ to Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Trillium Health Partners (THP) to design, build and finance the Future Home of The Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre. Upon evaluation by IO and THP, the team met the conditions for pre-qualification, having demonstrated the necessary construction experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. On October 4, 2022, IO and THP issued a request for proposal (RFP) to EllisDon. Once the RFP submission is received, IO and THP will evaluate the proposal while ensuring competitiveness and fairness throughout the procurement process. If successful, IO and THP will move to financial close, meaning financing will be in place to design, build, finance and maintenance the project. This is anticipated to take place in 2023.

An RFP is a document that sets out a list of conditions and specifications that must be met by the future development partner in order to build the hospital expansion.
To ensure a fair and transparent process, the RFP is posted on Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO) website.

The construction schedule will be determined based on the successful bidder’s construction schedule.

New Health Centre (Long-Term Care Home)

  • In partnership with Infrastructure Ontario and Partners Community Health, Trillium Health Partners is leading the build of a new health centre that will function as an interconnected community for seniors and caregivers, providing a broad range of services and programs that meet the needs of those it serves.
  • The first phase includes a 632-bed long-term care home that will address the current lack of access to long-term care in this community and create capacity in hospitals where many patients wait for long-term care placement.
  • Future phases include a residential hospice (built and operated by Heart House Hospice) and a health services building that will offer a suite of medical services (yet to be determined).
  • Trillium Health Partners (THP) looked at more than 100 properties across Mississauga. A number of factors were considered in the decision about where to locate, including: compatibility with surrounding uses; community needs; size of site and dimensions; and, cost.
  • The property at 2180 Speakman Drive was selected due to:
    • Location – south Mississauga has the oldest population / highest concentration of seniors and demand for health care services will continue to grow in this area
    • Opportunity to provide community-based services in an area where THP does not currently have health services
    • Conveniently located near the QEW
    • Proximity to palliative physicians at Mississauga Hospital (10 minutes) and Credit Valley Hospital (11 minutes); Credit Valley Hospital will be the clinical lead physicians at the residential hospice
    • Close to parkland and residential area, so that people in south Mississauga can age and receive care in their own community in a more home-like and community setting
    • Affordability
  • Mississauga has 20% fewer long-term care (LTC) beds per capita than the provincial average. As of August 2019, there were 4,560 people on the wait list for placement in LTC homes in Mississauga, and the average wait time is 26% longer than the provincial average.
  • Trillium Health Partners (THP) alone has an average of 90 patients per day waiting for placement in a LTC home. These homes will help address the lack of LTC access in this community.

The long-term care home will be operated by Partners Community Health, a new not-for-profit organization focused on bringing health care services together around the needs of people living in Mississauga and West Toronto.

  • The long-term care home will feature the latest standards for LTC home design and safety, including private bedrooms, appropriately sized lounge and dining areas, outdoor terraces and spaces, and, enhancements to HVAC including capability for 100% fresh air supply.
  • The homes will also include programs that allow people to receive the care they need close to home, including:
    • Two units specially-designed to safely care for people who live with advanced dementia (Behavioural Support Units);
    • A day program for older adults who require regular enrolment in activities and services focused on maintaining their independence in order to prevent or delay the need for hospital or LTC;
    • A dialysis program for LTC residents and members of the community living with chronic kidney disease; and,
    • Virtual models of care will be used to connect the homes’ primary care model to hospital specialists at Trillium Health Partners, increasing the quality of resident care.
  • People interested in seeking placement in the LTC home on Speakman Drive will go through the same process that applies to all LTC in Ontario as set by the Province.
  • This process includes an assessment to determine eligibility for LTC, selecting up to five homes of interest, and placement depending on availability.
  • The Province identifies those in certain communities and individuals coming out of hospital as having priority access to certain LTC homes. Living in close proximity to a LTC home does not mean a request will be accepted to a particular home.
  • At this time, we do not have a date for when people can begin selecting the LTC homes on Speakman Drive as a preferred choice. We will share this information as soon as it is available.

At this time, substantial completion of the long-term care home is expected in spring 2023. We will share the exact timing of the opening once that information is available.

If you have real-time concerns about an on-site issue, please call 416.594.2196. This is a monitored line with after-hours contact information.