Niagara Health is asking for feedback and creativity to help develop the Project Statement for the South Niagara hospital.
Building a Healthier Niagara
As we collectively work together to respond to and contain COVID-19, Niagara Health is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff and physicians. We’ve adjusted our screening protocols, implemented a no-visitor policy and reinforced the importance of the health and safety of the NH team, to keep up-to-date with guidelines provided by our public health partners.
Our priority remains responding to COVID-19 and supporting our staff and physicians through this difficult time. The South Niagara Project team will continue to move forward in planning for the new hospital to be located in Niagara Falls. Now, more than ever, the physical and infrastructure of a hospital is an essential component in ensuring we have the capacity to respond and roll out effective infection control measures. With the challenges of new and emerging infectious diseases, as well as higher public expectations and awareness of healthcare related issues, Niagara Health is in a great position to consider these aspects when planning the new South Niagara hospital. We will take what we are learning in our response to COVID-19 and apply those lessons learned to our new hospital.
Engagement is a critical aspect to our planning and therefore our approach to engagement will change to reflect physical distancing and/or self-isolation protocols. We remain committed to stay on track.
We will work through this together, and by continuing with planning, we ensure we are in a position to demonstrate to the Ministry of Health and Infrastructure Ontario, that our priority remains your health and safety, now and in the future.
Seamless Integration of Technology
With the South Niagara hospital targeted to open in 2026, part of our planning includes designing an infrastructure to accommodate technology and delivery of healthcare services for the future.
Click here to read more about how Niagara Health is thinking beyond its walls for the design of its new hospital.
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Niagara Health has recently registered the South Niagara Project with the International WELL® Building Institute to work towards becoming WELL® v2 certified. If successful, and once the South Niagara hospital is open, the South Niagara Project will be the first WELL® certified healthcare facility in Canada.
In November 2019, the South Niagara Project team in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario, were on-time to release the PDC (Planning, Design and Conformance) RFP (Request for Proposal).
In preparation for the new South Niagara Hospital, we have had a natural heritage assessment completed on the property and were cleared for next steps.
"This new hospital represents a significant and important investment in healthcare in Niagara," says Interim President Angela Zangari.