James Barry, IBEW CCO’s Executive Secretary Treasurer joined Premier Doug Ford and other key stakeholders in Mississauga today for the announcement of a pilot project to accelerate construction of long-term care homes.
The Ontario provincial government announced a new innovative Accelerated Build Pilot Program that will enable the construction of two new long-term care homes in Mississauga in a matter of months, not years. By working with Trillium Health Partners and Infrastructure Ontario, the province intends to add up to 640 new long-term care beds by 2021.
The plan will include a range of accelerating measures such as modular construction, rapid procurement and the use of hospital lands, that will allow for a much faster timeline than is typical of traditional projects. Trillium Health Partners will work with Infrastructure Ontario to manage the day-to-day construction oversight, monitor commissioning, and provide timely status reporting on progress.
“Taking care of our seniors is a priority. The IBEW CCO supports accelerated measures to allow important long-term care needs to be addressed in a timely manner while still ensuring the work is done safely and effectively by qualified professionals,” added Barry.