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$250,000. We're HIP to that

Tuesday, March 25, 2014   by: Staff



The Sault Area Hospital Foundation (SAHF) is pleased to announce a donation of $250,000 from Hospital Infrastructure Partners (HIP), towards their $550,000 pledge. 

The remaining $300,000 will be paid out over the remainder of the 30 year contract between SAH and HIP.

HIP is comprised of EllisDon, Carillion and Fengate Capital and is the private consortium that provided the design, construction, financing and maintenance for the Sault Area Hospital.

“We are grateful to Hospital Infrastructure Partners for their tremendous support and desire to promote health care excellence in Algoma. The patients in our community and surrounding area will benefit as a result of this donation toward the purchase of highly specialized, and often very expensive equipment needed to meet patient needs”  says Dr. Heather O’Brien, Chief of Staff.

This donation will kick start SAHF’s Annual Campaign to raise over $1.2 million to support the acquisition of the latest technology and help to ensure that the people of Sault Ste. Marie and area will always have access to proven advancements in healthcare.  

Some of the equipment required by the hospital includes: fetal monitors to check well-being of babies in labour, ear/nose/throat laryngoscopes for the surgical care area, electronic calipers for the cardiac catheterization lab and intra-aortic balloon pumps for the Intensive Care Unit.

SAHF is the primary source of funding for capital equipment for the hospital and relies on the generosity of the citizens and businesses of Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area for financial support. 

During the past year, the Foundation provided more than $1.1 million for the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, information technology and education.  

About Hospital Infrastructure Partners (HIP)

Hospital Infrastructure Partners (HIP) is the most experienced and capable consortium for the development and delivery of healthcare projects under Ontario's alternative financing and procurement (AFP) process.

HIP has successfully developed three major Ontario AFP hospitals and currently has another one under construction.

HIP's core team members - EllisDon, Carillion and Fengate Capital - have developed almost $3 billion in AFP projects in Ontario alone, and bring the local and international expertise in healthcare facility design, construction, financing and maintenance required to handle any healthcare project.


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kamen 3/25/2014 7:50:02 PM Report

The construction of the building is already needing maintenence...there is a window by the elevators on the main floor that isn't properly sealed and I went to my appointment and there was ice on the window, water on the inside of the window and water coming off the wall onto the floor....a couple of the bathroom stalls don't lock....the suppors at the front of the building are already's is like they literally tried to make the building minimum code and barely did that..
jojoe71 3/25/2014 8:18:02 PM Report

I wonder what they do with all the cash from parking. If you have to visit twice a day that's $10. day. Unless your in the golden club who can afford that?
tronx 3/25/2014 8:43:12 PM Report

That's your definition of terrible? One leak in a building that more than likely has 5000 windows?
The building was constructed with tax payers's dollars, I believe there is a bit of financial responsibility, where sometimes the cheaper products must be purchased.
You're missing the big picture, you have free healthcare, stop whining.
Vicci 3/25/2014 8:53:18 PM Report

Nothing like a little kick back.
SuperiorGuy 3/25/2014 10:07:50 PM Report

Why is it so hard for media to look behind the curtain at the profit margin of the '3P' arrangement to see how much money is going to private sector? And if this 'partnership' was really the best option for funding/operating? The change to building/operating a hospital this way was so fundamentally different in the province, yet no one is asking if it was a good move and if so, by how much? Are there forces in play not to ask the question or is it that there is just no media capacity (time/skill) to go beyond the handout headline?
cathyh 3/26/2014 10:39:07 AM Report

By the way, who are those people in the picture? It would complete the story if the people were identified.
frnlak 3/26/2014 12:08:43 PM Report


You must be on crack or welfare. There is no such thing as FREE health care. It is paid for by taxes deducted from those who work.
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