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Stevenson receives Stage 2 approval for redevelopment

March 24, 2022   ·   0 Comments

Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston has received formal approval from the Ministry of Health on its Stage 2 submission for a redeveloped hospital and has been approved to move to Stage 3 Design of the process.

This is the most significant milestone to day in the process. The hospital is one step closer to building the much need expansion.

The completion of Stage 2 allows the hospital to begin detailed architectural design work that will finalize the layout of the new expansion and how it will be integrated with the existing hospital.

“I’m pleased and very thankful for the Ministry of Health’s support in moving our redevelopment project one step closer to reality,” said Jody Levac, president and CEO of SMH. “Our community, including our staff, physicians and patients deserve a modern, state-of-the-art facility with the space required to deliver and access the high quality, compassionate health care services that they do, and that’s what they will receive.”

The Stage 2 Functional Program planning approval means that SMH can proceed with design of the expansion based on government direction.

The hospital will soon release a Request for Proposal to hire an architectural firm to provide the consultant team and leadership to complete Stage 3 design work within the year.

This project is part of the government’s commitment to invest $30.2 billion over the next ten years in health care infrastructure projects across the province.

“Investing in Stevenson Memorial Hospital is a key part of our government’s plan to build a stronger, more resilient health care system and end hallway health care for all Ontarians,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Patients and families in Simcoe County can look forward to a new and expanded services that will benefit them for generations to come.”

New Tecumseth is the seventh fastest growing municipality in the country with a 28 per cent growth in population since 2016.

By Brian Lockhart
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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