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County of Simcoe provides $1 million to hospital redevelopment

November 17, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The County of Simcoe has provided $1 million towards the Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s redevelopment project.

This is the first instalment of a $10 million commitment through the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance.

The redevelopment project includes a new 152,000-square-foot facility, which will wrap around the current hospital building.

“This support from the County of Simcoe through the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance is instrumental in the success of the redevelopment project,” Said Jody Levac, president and CEO of SMH. “The County has continued to provide leadership in the support of our hospital, from critical equipment needs to our new hospital expansion. Their support has helped enhance health care services to residents across the County and will continue to do so as our vision of a new hospital in New Tecumseth comes to fruition.”

Early work projects have begun on the hospital property to prepare for the construction of the new expansion, which is slated to start in 2025. The demolition and removal of the Mary McGill Community Mental Health Building is the first significant early works project. The mental health program moved into the hospital in July 2023.

“The County of Simcoe has a long history of bui8lding up our health and social services to support our residents,” Said County Warden Basil Clarke. “Between 1994 and 2031, the County has committed to investing $107 million to support area hospitals, including $10 million towards the important redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital. The Count is not mandated to provide funding to hospitals, but County Council recognizes the important role hospitals play in our mission to create vibrant, healthy, and sustainable communities here in Simcoe County.”

The Simcoe County Hospital Funding Alliance was established in 2002 to anticipate and respond to community needs and to ensure this health-care funding was distributed equitably across all local hospitals.

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