The hospital Project Team received formal comments on the Master Plan back from the Ministry of Health in early August 2007 and is in the process of finalizing a lengthy response to that document.
As we have been working through this response, we have received great support from the staff of the Health Reform Implementation Team (HRIT) section of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). This is the branch of the MOHLTC that is responsible for reviewing the programmatic aspects of hospital capital projects.
The Project Team hopes that the extensive input being provided to the HRIT on the Master Plan at this time, will expedite the review and approval of our Functional Program planned for submission in the coming months.
While the process of careful review by the MOHLTC of all of our planning documents seems like a long one for everyone who is excited and interested in the timing of our re-build; it’s the same process that every community goes through in seeking final approval for major hospital building projects.