At Niagara Health, extraordinary caring is what our patients, their families, our volunteers, our teams, and our community need and deserve. That is why extraordinary experiences will be at the forefront as we work in partnership to redesign how healthcare is delivered across our region to build a healthier Niagara.
As always, our planning is focused on ensuring the highest safety and quality standards for all residents of Niagara. Any planning must take into account future healthcare needs and the ever-changing ways healthcare is delivered due to new medical procedures and technologies.
Niagara Health’s role is to deliver acute care (for patients needing intensive levels of care) and complex care (for patients with ongoing medical needs) with excellence in quality, safety and expertise to a diverse population across urban and rural communities and contribute to the broader care system.
Niagara Health would like to thank the thousands of people who offered feedback during the initial redevelopment planning related to the proposed Niagara Falls hospital and the Welland Ambulatory & Urgent Care Site.
Community leaders, residents, patients, healthcare workers, physicians, and municipal partners were engaged in the planning, and we will continue to seek input as we move forward. By working together we can deliver care in new ways while improving access, outcomes and experiences for our patients and families.
Niagara Health is awaiting formal approval on redevelopment proposals – Stages 1A&B and Stage 2 - submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The proposals call for Centres of Excellence in stroke, eye care, seniors’ wellness, complex care and academic education to be located in Niagara Falls. The proposals also call for urgent care, dialysis clinics, outpatient clinics for medical and surgical patients, diagnostic imaging, ultrasound and radiology, as well as a lab and other services in Welland.
Improving access to care and co-ordination of services with community-based health partners will be at the forefront of our work to Build a Healthier Niagara. We are exploring new ways that healthcare services can be offered in the community such as in-home care, satellite clinics in shared spaces, and through the use of new technology. We will continue to reach out to our teams and to the community, working in partnership to redesign healthcare based on the needs of the people we serve.
We are committed to always putting the needs of patients at the centre of our planning, consistent with the mandate of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) as well as the provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Patients First strategy.