The South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) has submitted its report for the first stage of the redevelopment of the Kincardine hospital to the ministry of health and long-term care (MOHLTC). The preparation of this 1,800 page report has been a significant undertaking, the board said in a statement to media last week, and it is the first in a series of five steps the ministry requires in its capital planning process. The redevelopment of the Kincardine site has had several stops and starts over the years. SBGHC has worked diligently to create a project that will meet the needs of the
growing population in the Kincardine area, address significant existing infrastructure deficiencies at the hospital, and at the same time create a project that will respect the financial challenges facing the government. With Bruce Power’s upcoming Major Component Replacement Project, the population of the Kincardine area will increase significantly in the coming years, with a corresponding increase in demand on Kincardine hospital’s emergency department, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.
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