Ontario Invests $15 Million to Support Redevelopment of West Lincoln Memorial HospitalPublished on February 02, 2021
Grimsby - As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, the Ontario government is making an additional investment of over $15 million to support the planning and design of the new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby. Once complete, this new state-of-the-art hospital will replace the existing aged facility, expand capacity, improve access to quality care and help end hallway health care for patients and families in West Niagara.
"This is another great step toward the new hospital West Niagara needs. A new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is right around the corner," said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West.
"Together, with our tireless supporters, volunteers and frontline care staff, I will keep advocating to make sure this project continues to move forward. Since the announcement of a new hospital in 2018, everyone has moved quickly to make this a reality. Getting to Stage 3 is an immense accomplishment for the many staff and planners who have helped get it to this point."
The Ministry of Health has reviewed and accepted the Functional Program Submission. The new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital will provide patients and families in the region with the following:
- A modern, up to date facility with capacity for a total of 61 beds;
- A larger, 24/7 emergency department that will provide more space for staff and patients;
- Maternal and newborn services to support high-quality care during labour and birth;
- Modern surgical suites to deliver care with the best technology available; and
- Outpatient care services including minor surgical procedures such as endoscopies.
- Following design of the new hospital, project procurement is expected to begin in 2021. The procurement process will ensure a fair, open and transparent selection of a proponent to begin construction on the new hospital.
"Investing in major hospital infrastructure projects like the redevelopment of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a key part of our government's plan to end hallway health care and build a modern and connected health care system," said Christine Elliott, Minister of Health.
"This investment will help to ensure that patients and families across West Niagara have access to high-quality care they need, when they need it, and that frontline health workers have the modern facilities and resources they need to deliver that care."
"Hamilton Health Sciences is grateful for the outpouring of support for this project, particularly from Minister Elliott and her team, MPP Oosterhoff, Infrastructure Ontario, regional and local elected representatives and partners, and the West Niagara community," said Rob MacIsaac, President & CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences.
"This project is a great example of what can be achieved through collaboration and shared vision. Each milestone we reach is a shared accomplishment for everyone involved."
The new hospital in Grimsby is part of Ontario's investment of $20 billion over 10 years to build new and expanded hospital infrastructure. The funding announced today is in addition to the over $2.2 million in provincial funding provided to support the planning of the redevelopment of the hospital.