TORONTO — The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is receiving a $500,000 grant from the Ontario government to assist in early planning work for the Wallaceburg hospital site redevelopment in Chatham-Kent, Ont.
The modernized, remodelled hospital will give patients faster access to a wide range of services including proposed upgrades to emergency, ambulatory and outpatient services, indicates a release issued by the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton made the announcement recently on behalf of Christine Elliott, deputy premier and minister of health and long-term care.
“Fourteen years ago when this hospital was at risk of being shut down, I was one of the many people who rallied in support,” said McNaughton in a statement.
“The Wallaceburg Site of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance provides essential health care services for the communities of Wallaceburg, Walpole Island First Nation and surrounding areas,” said Lori Marshall, president and CEO of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. “Today’s announcement builds on the momentum of our proposed redevelopment plans for the Wallaceburg site and reaffirms our commitment to rural health care now and into the future.”