Building a Healthier Niagara
Momentum continues with the planning and design of the South Niagara Site, located in Niagara Falls. We recognize that now, more than ever, the infrastructure of a hospital is an essential component in ensuring we have the capacity to respond to, and roll out effective infection prevention and 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 leveraging the lessons learned and applying them into the development of the new hospital.
We’ve underwent significant consultation, engagement, and due diligence to get us to our next key milestone, the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP). Since March 2020 alone, over 600 hours of staff and physician planning meetings were completed in support of creating documents for the RFP. There are over 15,000 pages of criteria detailing the site and building design, operational, furniture, fixtures and equipment, and facilities management requirements, along with technical specifications for the new hospital. That’s over 15,000 pages of planning and design documents based on direct input provided.
We are well positioned and are working to ensure that we are capturing the information we need to build a facility that delivers the highest quality of care for our patients and reflects the needs of the Niagara community.
Seamless Integration of Technology
With the South Niagara Site targeted to open in 2027, 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.