Expanding Hawkesbury And District General Hospital
McGuinty Government Providing Families Better Care Closer To Home
A major redevelopment approved for the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital will give people and families in the Hawkesbury area better access to state-of-the-art health care services, closer to home.
Planning is underway for the redevelopment and expansion project, which includes:
- Expanding the emergency department to twice its current size - which will accommodate an additional 3,500 visits from patients;
- Adding a new family birthing unit that will accommodate 70 more births;
- Adding new intensive care unit;
- Modernizing surgical areas; and
- Consolidating services such as specialized clinics, rehabilitation, hemodialysis, medical day care and cardiology into a new wing that will be more accessible to patients. The new wing will accommodate about 5,000 more visits from patients.
The tendering process will begin in 2013/14.
Investing in modern and efficient hospitals that support the needs of our aging and diversifying population is part of Building Together, Ontario's long-term infrastructure plan. Ontario will continue to make significant investments in public infrastructure over the next decade to improve the quality of life for families.
- Hawkesbury and District General Hospital is a 69-bed community hospital that serves families in Hawkesbury and the surrounding area.
- Ontario has invested in over 100 major hospital capital projects since 2003. This includes 18 brand new hospitals that are either completed or in development.
- The McGuinty government will be investing more than $35 billion in hospitals, public transit, schools, highways and other projects over the next three years as part of the Building Together infrastructure plan.
“I'm proud that this investment will improve access to care for the people of Hawkesbury and surrounding area. I'd like to thank the staff, volunteers and friends of Hawkesbury and District General Hospital for their dedication, compassion and professionalism.”
- Jean-Marc Lalonde
“I know how important this expansion is to the people of this community and I'm proud to see it move forward. For area residents, these new upgrades mean faster and easier access to high quality health care services much closer to home.”
“Our Building Together infrastructure plan is our road map to a stronger Ontario. We know that infrastructure, such as major hospital projects, are worth investing in and maintaining for the good of everyone.”
“I'm delighted the government is supporting our hospital's plan to improve its facilities so that residents of Hawkesbury and the surrounding area will soon have access to the very best in hospital care.”