"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
Our philosophy is embedded in service to others. We embrace the challenge of conceiving a solution that delivers a model of care, with the positive advocacy of all user groups and stakeholders.
From hospitals, clinics, specialist laboratories and research facilities, our capability extends across the entire project life cycle from strategy, through to delivery and operational asset.
Services are provided to government, private and institutional clients for projects involving all forms of procurement models from traditional lump sums, managing contractor forms to public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
By 2025-29, more than 41,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in Victoria annually, according to a state government report.
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is a $1 billion facility purpose built for cancer research, treatment and care in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville. The overall project also included refurbishment to and an extension above the Royal Melbourne Hospital under a separate managing contractor model. Ontoit’s John Wiles assisted the Department of Health and Human Services in managing interfaces with the PPP concession, assessing contractor claims and reviewing the status of the project program. John was a member of the project leadership group.
The redevelopment of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital includes a mix of new build, refurbishment of existing facilities and partial demolition of buildings between two central tower blocks.
It also includes construction of a multi storey infill building with new connecting bridges, providing five modern, integrated floors. Ontoit provided a project review for this complex project which is being delivered under a construction management model. Ontoit is engaged by the client as the project director to lead the project team and provide guidance for the project.
The redevelopment of the Austin Hospital and relocation of Mercy Hospital for Women from East Melbourne to Heidelberg in the city’s north, was the largest public hospital project of it’s kind in Victoria.
The 100,000-square-metre redevelopment created two new hospitals at the existing Austin site, which is situated opposite Heidelberg train station. Ontoit’s John Wiles – working as the Project Director for Major Projects Victoria at the time – facilitated complex management processes which enabled the new facilities to be completed on time and budget with minimal disruption to existing health services. During the process, John was responsible for regular reporting at chief executive, steering committee and ministerial levels.
The redevelopment of Sydney’s St Vincent’s Private Hospital includes connections to, and some refurbishment within existing buildings as well as the construction of a new 12-storey building to provide 184 new beds and 16 new operating theatres.
The procurement method was a combination of Early Contractor Involvement and Design & Construct. Ontoit were engaged to review the procurement strategy, contract and request for tender documentation and provide project advisory services, including risk, documentation and program review, assisting the in-house St Vincent’s project team to ensure that project risks were appropriately identified and managed prior to tender.