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November 30, 2020

Hamilton Health Sciences starting process to find new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital construction team

The redevelopment of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) is taking another step forward as Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences start the process to find a design-build team for the project.

Issuing a request for qualifications (RFQ) is the initial opportunity for prospective teams to express their interest in bidding for the construction contract.

The RFQ process narrows down the list of teams to those who have the design and construction experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.

Shortlisted teams will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, or RFP, which is expected to be released mid-2021.

“This is a significant milestone toward redeveloping West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. In less than a year, this project has progressed from initial planning stages to finding a builder for the new hospital. We’re thankful for the ongoing commitment of our government partners, the community and our team who keep this project on track and moving quickly toward the finish line.”

Rob MacIsaac, President  & CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences


“This is great news for the continued progress towards the new hospital the residents of Grimsby and West Niagara deserve. Because of the tireless efforts of so many within the hospital and broader community, the new hospital has moved forward rapidly, and I am confident we will see shovels in the ground as soon as possible. We can’t forget, this started back at square one in 2018, and the project has seen remarkable progress in two years. My thanks goes to all the citizens, frontline workers, administration, and advisory groups that have been involved in this process. This step is good news towards the selection of the construction firm which will build this hospital. I will keep working with our local community to make this happen.”

Sam Oosterhoff, MPP, Niagara West


Quick Facts

  • The Government of Ontario committed to rebuilding West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in November 2018.
  • The WLMH redevelopment project continues to move through the Ministry of Health’s five-stage planning process for building new health infrastructure in Ontario. The Stage 2 plan was submitted for Ministry review at the end October.
  • The project will be delivered as a P3 (Public-Private Partnership) model. Find out more about P3s here.
  • Updates about the WLMH redevelopment are posted on Sign up for the newsletter.