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Niagara Health hosting engagement sessions on hospital transformation plan

Posted Mar 1st, 2024

As Niagara Health continues to build a new, modern, regional hospital system, we will hold a series of engagement sessions for community members over the next several weeks.

These sessions, offered in various locations, will provide opportunities for residents to learn more about the three-site hospital system, ask questions about our transformation and provide input. 

By concentrating our resources at three cornerstone hospitals - South Niagara, The Marotta Family (St. Catharines) and Welland, Niagara Health will help deliver seamless hospital care across the region and improve patient experiences.

Niagara Health is evolving to overcome the challenges of today’s healthcare landscape, by investing in new technologies and equipment, adapting how care is provided to address health care worker shortages, and ensuring residents have a seamless journey in and out of hospital.

“In order to provide the best quality care to our current and future patients, we must modernize how care is delivered,” says Lynn Guerriero, President and CEO, Niagara Health. “These three hospitals will provide patients access to the highest quality care by bringing together our staffing and expertise. This model will also help us accommodate Niagara’s growing and aging population, while meeting the unique chronic care and clinical needs of our community.”

Transforming our hospitals and how we deliver care means patients will receive specialized care from the best clinical experts. Our community will have access to enhanced programs, including centres of excellence in cancer, cardiac, kidney, mental health and addictions, stroke, complex care, wellness and aging, eye care and women and babies.

“The improvements we’re working on aren’t only about building new hospitals,” says Angela Zangari, Executive Vice-President, Finance, Redevelopment & Facilities, Niagara Health. “We’re also working together with our local health partners to create new ways for patients to access quality care in community settings. We will create stronger connections to our local healthcare partners to expand access to primary care, mental healthcare, chronic disease management and other services.”

Members of the community are invited to learn more about our transformation at these upcoming engagement sessions:

Engagement Schedule


March 12, 2024, 9-10 a.m. Community Virtual Webinar
To join the event, click here.
Webinar will be recorded for future viewing. 
March 19, 2024, 6:30 p.m. Community Engagement Session
Fort Erie Leisureplex Banquet Hall
3 Municipal Centre Dr., Fort Erie, ON
March 21, 2024, 6:30 p.m. Community Engagement Session
Port Colborne Vale Health and Wellness Centre – Golden Puck Room
550 Elizabeth St., Port Colborne, ON
April 4, 2024, 6:30 p.m. CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE
Meridian Community Centre – Dr. Gary & Mall Accursi Room A
100 Meridian Way, Fonthill, ON
April 9, 2024, 6:30 p.m. Community Engagement Session
St. Catharines Merritton Community Centre
7 Park Ave., St. Catharines, ON
April 15, 2024, 6:30 p.m. Community Engagement Session
Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
14 Anderson Ln., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
April 16, 2024, 6:30 p.m. Community Engagement Session
Welland International Flatwater Centre – Celebration Hall
16 Townline Tunnel Rd., Welland, ON
April 23, 2024, 6:30 p.m. Community Engagement Session
Gale Centre Arena – Memorial Room
5152 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara Falls, ON
May 27, 2024, 6:30 p.m. Community Engagement Session
Fleming Memorial Arena – Rooms B, C and D
5020 Serena Dr., Beamsville, ON

Share Your Input

Engagement with our community and government officials will continue throughout our planning process. If you have questions you’d like answered at one of our engagement sessions, please let us know at

Niagara Health System