The provincial budget includes five significant hospital projects, accounting for $9 billion of the overall total of $30 billion in new infrastructure investment. These allocations are to be spread over a decade. The $9 billion figure is also included in the $20 billion in total hospital capital investment in the budget, including already planned projects, the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) reports.
The newly approved major hospital projects include:
Hamilton Health Sciences – Hamilton Redevelopment Project:
The project will address Hamilton Health Sciences’ high growth needs and update aging infrastructure to meet current hospital standards.
Niagara Health System – New South Niagara Hospital Capital Project:
The project will include construction of a new hospital in support of service transformation in the Niagara Region.
Trillium Health Partners – Broader Redevelopment Project:
The project includes investment in the Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre to add new spaces to address capacity issues, as well as renovate existing space.
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority – Replacement Hospital Project:
Ontario is committing to the provincial share of the project costs for a new hospital to serve the health care needs of the population along the James Bay coast. Ontario will work with the federal government to advance planning for this project.
Windsor Regional Health Centre – New Greenfield Hospital Project:
The project will include construction of a new hospital in support of service transformation in the Windsor Region.