Effective January 13, 2014, Niagara Health is no longer under supervision. Dr. Kevin Smith is now the CEO of NH.
During his time as Supervisor, Dr. Smith published a blog for members of the internal and external communities of the hospital. In his blog, Dr. Smith reflected on the feedback he received through consultation activities and provided updates on his work to strengthen local healthcare and Niagara Health.
Supervisor Dr. Kevin Smith’s final report on Niagara Health is complete.
The report has been submitted to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for consideration. It will be the decision of the Minister and the Government on whether to accept the recommendations in the report in whole or in part.
Highlights in Dr. Smith’s final report, after extensive consultation with all stakeholders, include recommendations of a single site in the “South” in the QEW and Lyons Creek area of Niagara; two free-standing Urgent Care Centres in Niagara; and consolidation of inpatient Obstetrics and Pediatrics to a single site (St. Catharines initially and then the new site in the South when built).
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