COLLINGWOOD, ONT. — The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital is getting over $15 million from the Ontario government to support the planning and design of the redevelopment project which includes new construction and renovations.
The current hospital was built in 1956 and has only undergone minimal upgrades. The redeveloped hospital will include the expansion of key services, including intensive care, emergency, diagnostic imaging and the operating suite; additional inpatient capacity to allow the hospital to serve more patients and families; and renovations to upgrade the existing facility to ensure a comfortable environment for patients to receive care.
The funding is in addition to the $500,000 previously invested to support early capital planning. Further planning work will confirm priority programs for the hospital, states a release, adding timelines for project implementation and construction will be determined once planning has been completed.
“We are very pleased to receive approval from the Capital Branch of the Ministry of Health for our Stage One submission, and to officially move to Stage Two of the five-stage process,” said Norah Holder, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital president and CEO, in a statement. “Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and our community are excited to commence engaging in Stage Two of the process. This announcement represents a significant milestone regarding our hospital redevelopment project.”