The new hospital will have a 24/7 emergency department, diagnostic imaging, cardio-diagnostic services, 18 inpatient beds with the ability to expand, ambulatory, laboratory and dialysis services. It will also have state-of-the-art infection control and ventilation, wider halls for modern medical equipment, larger patient rooms each with its own bathroom. The Prince Edward Family Health Care Team will continue to run clinics in the hospital and will continue to operate their clinic on the adjacent property.
The site for the new hospital is the land behind the current building. A portion of this land was donated by the Norris family; the remainder is existing hospital property.
We are on schedule for the new building to open in 2025. Once the new building is fully operational and in use, the old building will come down to provide parking and traffic flow around the new hospital.
The Province of Ontario has announced they will invest up to $100 million in our new hospital build. While this is a huge investment, the community must pay for a portion of the construction costs, in addition to all of the equipment that will go into the new hospital. This portion of funding from the community is called the “local share” which amounts to $16.5 million.
The Foundation has secured commitments from a number of individuals and organizations. At this time, we have raised over $14.7 million in cash and pledges.
In addition to the funds needed to be raised for the capital campaign, the Foundation must raise money annually to purchase priority medical equipment for the day-to-day operations of the hospital.
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