Following extensive mandatory and elective due diligence, Niagara Health will be commissioning the removal of the woodlot thicket, located on the southeast portion of the South Niagara Site, to make way for future construction of the new hospital. In preparation of the thicket removal, Niagara Health has partnered with local community members to recycle and preserve the site’s natural elements.
Building a Healthier Niagara
As we collectively work together to respond to and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara Health’s priority remains the safety, health and well-being of all patients, staff and physicians.
Niagara Health has continued to move forward with critical planning for the South Niagara Site to be located in Niagara Falls. 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 in a great position to consider these aspects when planning the new hospital. We will take what we are learning in our response to COVID-19 and apply those lessons learned to the new hospital.
Engagement with staff, physicians, patient partners and our community is a critical aspect to our planning. Due to the limited availability of our staff and physicians during the pandemic, our approach to engagement has changed to reflect physical distancing and a focus on virtual platforms of communication. We remain committed to stay on track and are fortunate that our major timelines have not changed as a result of the pandemic.
By continuing with planning, we ensure Niagara Health is 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 Site 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 residents, like Lynn Mytroen, have their say in the planning and design of Niagara Health’s future South Niagara Site from the comfort of their home.
Looking ahead, post-pandemic, to the opening of the new South Niagara Site, Niagara Health has identified numerous outdoor spaces to be incorporated into the design of the future hospital.
As a volunteer with Niagara Health, John Meguerian is lending his skills in planning the future South Niagara Site.
In preparation for the South Niagara Hospital Project’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) release, scheduled for the spring of 2021, Niagara Health in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario are hosting an online information session.