Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Chatham-Kent Health is one step closer to building a new hospital in Wallaceburg after funding was included in the provincial budget.
“We have a plan to build Ontario by investing in key infrastructure projects, more highways, and a historic number of new hospitals like the one here in Wallaceburg,” said MPP Monte McNaughton. “Today’s announcement is another major step forward in our commitment to ensure our community has access to the quality healthcare they deserve now and for decades to come.”
When completed, the Wallaceburg hospital will have expanded capacity to offer 24-hour emergency care, inpatient beds, specialty clinics, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging including radiology and ultrasound, physiotherapy, and laboratory services including point of care testing.
“We know this site is important to many in the surrounding community and has played a significant role in the provision of local health services,” said Lori Marshall, president and CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. “Each step in this multi-phase process brings us closer to ensuring the delivery of safe, high-quality care for patients and families at this site for years to come.”