Ontario Government Investing in Brockville General Hospital Expansion
Local Investment Will Help End Hallway Health Care
BROCKVILLE — In communities across Ontario, hallway health care continues to seriously challenge hospitals, leaving patients waiting too long to access the care they need. That's why Ontario's Government for the People is investing $27 billion over the next 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects to build additional capacity and help end hallway health care.
Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure, and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, at Brockville General Hospital to celebrate the new patient tower reaching its highest point of construction.
"Brockville General Hospital's expansion and renovation projects will help create more capacity, reduce wait times and end hallway health care for patients and families in the Thousand Island region," said Elliott. "When completed, the new patient tower will add 22 new hospital beds with more private room options in a state-of-the-art facility. Projects like these are part of our government's plan to modernize Ontario's public health care system and end hallway health care."
Ontario is investing up to $159 million towards the redevelopment of Brockville General Hospital, which includes a new four-storey, 93-bed inpatient tower, as well as renovations to the hospital's existing facilities. This project will include inpatient services for mental health, palliative and complex continuing care, as well as rehabilitation and restorative care.
"The redevelopment of the Brockville General Hospital will bring relief for families here in Ontario. Today, we are one step closer to ending hallway health care," said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure. "We are protecting what matters most by making smart infrastructure investments."
"This is the largest public infrastructure investment in Brockville's history and is exciting news for the Thousand Island region," said Clark. "Brockville General Hospital is a cherished and vital institution in our community. We're making this investment to ensure our frontline health care providers have the facilities they need to continue providing excellent quality care to patients well into the future."
- The Brockville General Hospital redevelopment project consists of an addition and renovations to Brockville General Hospital’s Charles Street site. Once complete, the project will consolidate all services from the Garden and Charles Street sites to a single campus at the Charles Street site.
- Construction began in spring 2018 and is expected to be completed in fall 2020.