MARKDALE, ONT. — Construction is beginning this month on the new Grey Bruce Health Services Markdale Hospital.
The Ontario government is investing up to $53 million to support the development and construction of the new hospital, in Markdale, Ont. which is expected to open its doors in 2023.
The funding is in addition to the $3 million the government previously invested to support the planning and design of the new hospital, bringing the province’s total investment to up to $56 million. Once complete, the new hospital will replace the existing aged facility, expand capacity and improve access to care for residents.
The new hospital includes:
- A modern, 24/7 emergency department with four exam and treatment areas that will provide improved space for staff and patients;
- four short stay beds better adapted to new non-surgical procedures and one palliative care bed;
- a bigger space to double outpatient care and expanded procedural services;
- access to clinical laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, ambulatory clinics, space for visiting specialists and inter-professional teams, and expanded telemedicine services; and
- an ambulance bay for two ambulances.
“I’m so excited and proud to see this project moving forward,” said Paul McQueen, mayor of Grey Highlands, in a statement. “I want to congratulate all those who worked so hard over the past few years to secure this approval. Not only will this project stimulate our economy during the construction phase, but it will help to attract residents and businesses to the area once the hospital is completed.”