Based on community feedback, we have adjusted our proposal to the Ministry of Health to develop a robust plan for Welland that will keep the hospital open and provide a wide range of services.
The site will feature a Centre of Excellence in eye care as well as a long list of outpatient services including dialysis, complex care mental health and addictions services, to name a few.
Within the Strategic Plan we speak to our three-site hospital system, moving to three hospital sites. Talking about our three site hospital system is not new. In 2016, a Master Plan for Niagara Health services across the region was submitted to the Ministry of Health, inclusive of two large acute care sites (one in north Niagara, the other in south Niagara) and one ambulatory site with 24/7 emergency services (the Welland Site). In 2018, the Ministry was in agreement with our Master Plan and subsequently approved the South Niagara Site Capital Project as a first project supporting the Master Plan. We are bringing it to the forefront for constructive discussions transparently through our Strategic Plan.
Further staff and community engagement is required to submit a proposal to the Ministry of Health for the Welland hospital site.
24/7 Emergency Services
8-10 Observation Beds (treatment for patients who may require up to 24 hours of care
Stabilization, Transfer, Treatment and Care Coordination
Ontario Breast Screening Program
Diagnostic Cardiac Ultrasound (Echocardiography)
Niagara Health currently operates 115 long-term care beds at the Welland Site – 75 beds in our Extended Care Unit and 40 beds in an adjacent interim unit. In March, the Ontario Government announced that the 40 interim beds will become permanent, and there will be an expansion of an additional 13 beds, bringing the total to 128 permanent beds.
Adult day services
Child and Adolescent day services
Eating Disorders Clinics
Hepatitis C Clinics
Residential treatment services
Chronic Disease Management
Cataract surgery and other procedures