Quinte Health Care – Belleville General Hospital - Phase 2
Completion: September 29, 2014
Total Construction Value: $45,000,000
Size: 150700 sq. ft.
Construction of a new 2 story emergency wing at Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital including new labs and operating suites. This historic hospital required improvements. This included upgrades to the hospital’s emergency room, laboratory, Charlotte Sills Wing providing complex care, rehabilitation and ICU programming. Also provided new service areas for cardiopulmonary, outpatient oncology, pre-admission and peri-operative care. A renovation of the surgical facilities, patient registration area, post-operation observation along with 6 new operating rooms.
Kelson was responsible for the entire mechanical scope of this project. This job entailed building new operating rooms, new lab, new oncology wing and new emergency department. This was a fully operational hospital during construction. The challenge was to ensure all mechanical systems remained functional. Another challenge was to make sure systems were 100 functional and commissioned prior to the owner taking over. While taking down part of the existing hospital to build the new emergency department Kelson had to keep all services live in the old part. The most difficult aspect was getting the heating system working correctly. This meant that we had to work very closely with an occupied emergency room area of the hospital. We were involved in a complete demo of the front of the building and canopy while leaving access for EMT and emergency vehicles 24/7, and keeping systems live, to heat and cool the area in short order as to not interrupt the day to day operations of the emergency ward. Kelson was successful with the owner requirements.