We are extremely fortunate to be in a position to plan for such a significant investment in healthcare for our region. As with the building of the St. Catharines Site, construction will begin once all of the planning details for the building are complete, right down to the layout for every space. Construction of the South Niagara hospital is expected to take approximately five years once ground is broken - targeted for 2022.
The new hospital will be an integral part of a connected healthcare system that will improve the patient and caregiver experience and strengthen access to local services. Our planning is looking ahead for the decades to come, and part of this planning includes designing an infrastructure to accommodate technology and delivery of healthcare services in ways we cannot even envision now. There will be opportunities to enhance services and introduce new ways to deliver services closer to home or in the home, which is becoming increasingly possible as technology and medical practices continue to evolve.
Engagement with our community will continue throughout the planning process in order to gather critical input on the new hospital’s look, feel and function. This feedback will ensure the hospital is designed and built to fully support patient, family and staff wellness in all aspects of the care process. So far, we have received input from more than 2,500 Niagara Health staff, patients, physicians, families, partners, and community members.
We are working closely with the Ministry of Health, and feedback from them is positive. We will also continue to work closely with our community and hospital staff to implement the project, and we look forward to providing updates along our journey.
The new South Niagara Site will be located at the intersection of Biggar Road and Montrose Road in Niagara Falls, just off the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).
We plan to have a strong, yet different, presence once the South Niagara Site opens, currently targeted for 2027.
The Ministry of Health provides oversight through a rigorous approval process to fulfill their mandate to improve outcomes and contribute to healthier communities. The Ministry funds the majority of the project.
For more information about the Niagara Health Foundation’s campaign and how to get involved, visit Niagara Health Foundation's website.