February 8, 2021: The All Nations Hospital Project Steering Committee met recently to review planning elements which will form the Stage 1 submission to the Province of Ontario, Ministry of Health (the project’s major funder) including:
1. Technical Building Assessment
Section summarizes the structural, mechanical, electrical state of each LWDH building (the hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, old St. Joseph’s hospital and Powerhouse/Laundry).
2. Existing Building and Site Plans
Three (3) potential development options (as required by the Province) including two different options on the current site and one option on a new site have been analyzed in this section in terms of size, zoning, services, topography and cultural / community fit.
3. Master Building Plan
This section explores what a new hospital and campus could look like on each of the narrowed two potential sites.
These items were recommended by the Steering Committee and will move on for Board of Directors approval. The Stage 1 submission is expected to be presented to the Province in April 2021.
The next meeting of the Steering Committee in March will focus on recommending a site option.
The LWDH executive team, #AllNationsHospitalProject consultants, Kenora Chiefs Advisory reps and All Nations Health Partners reps took some time recently to review potential sites for the new hospital with local elders. The September All Nations Hospital Project Steering Committee press release details how an expansive list of potential sites for the new hospital was short-listed to three. Full media release. #BuildingOurHospital