We are very pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has released an additional $1.3 million of our previously-approved $3 million planning and design funding.
Current plans focus on the integration of our new hospital and a Community Health Centre to create a “Rural Health Centre” in Markdale.
The $1.3 million grant enables Grey Bruce Health Services, the South East Grey Community Health Centre and the South West LHIN to pursue detailed planning. This work has now been under way for several weeks. We will be meeting with the Ministry’s Capital Branch in July to share our planning progress to date.
We are delighted with this news. Even though it falls short of a formal “approval to build”, the planning grant – which is significantly more than was requested – signals that the government is supportive of our concept and the process in place to bring it to reality.