Celebrating Brockville General Hospital’s redevelopment Project are Mayor David Henderson, City of Brockville; Steve Clark, MPP; Jim Cooper, Brockville General Hospital, Board of Director, Co-Chair; Nick Vlacholias, Brockville General Hospital, President and CEO; and Chris Salt, Acting Board Chair, South East Local Health Integration Network. – Hometown TV 12 Photo
Brockville – On Friday, Jim Cooper, Brockville General Hospital’s Board of Directors Co-Chair welcomed local dignitaries, including Chris Salt, Acting Board Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network, Steve Clark Leeds & Grenville MPP, Brockville Mayor David Henderson to celebrate the Hospital’s Redevelopment Project.
A letter sent from the Honorable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, was read by Nick Vlacholias, BGH’s President and CEO. The statement spoke to the project’s impact on the quality and availability of health care in the local community and the provision of care for generations to come.
The Hospital’s five floor, 175,000 square foot addition will see the transfer of services from BGH’s Garden Street site to a single campus at the Charles Street site. The build includes an emphasis on patient spaces including the latest hospital design, and environmentally friendly building components. This includes an increase in Mental Health, Complex Continuing Care, Palliative Care, Rehabilitation and Restorative Care beds.
Sustaining a strong system of programs and services for the region was the focus of Chris Salt, Acting Board Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network comments.
“Through the support of our many partners, they have shown their commitment to healthcare in Brockville and throughout Leeds Grenville. Without this collaboration and dedication, we would not see this tremendous project come to light. Thank you for your promise to our community’s health and prosperity”. said Jim Cooper, Brockville General Hospital, Board of Director, Co-Chair
Locally, Cooper shared that community partnerships are core to the Hospital’s expansion. To support the build, which is anticipated to begin in the winter of 2018, the City of Brockville has begun upgrading infrastructure along Bartholomew Street. The City has also promised over $4.7 million dollars for the project, with the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation committing $10 million.
“The redevelopment of the Brockville General Hospital is an important project and is all about delivering and building modern infrastructure and offering expanded services. The investments our government continues to make in our infrastructure have ongoing economic benefits, and equally important, the redevelopment of the Brockville General Hospital will have significant impacts on the quality and availability of health care in the local community and will serve the area for generations to come”. said the Honorable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“This is a testament to the level of commitment and support dedicated to enhancing valuable services for Brockville General Hospital. Consolidating separate locations into one will allow for greater efficiency and improved patient care, while sustaining a robust system of reliable programs and services for the communities Brockville General Hospital serves”. said Chris Salt, Acting Board Chair, South East Local Health Integration Network