Much has been accomplished since the Ministry’s approval of our $3 million planning grant in May of 2006.
A major milestone in the planning process has been achieved with the submission of the Master Plan to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). A meeting to receive the MOHLTC feedback will take place in early summer 2007.
A very positive meeting was held with Grey County and the Municipality of Grey Highlands with respect to the building site.
Work is underway with respect to the property acquisition. The final placement of the hospital on the Grey Gables site has been adjusted to accommodate Ministry of Health requirements for hospital expansion. It is now expected that the Memorial Grove will no longer need to be re-located.
Equipment consultants have begun the extensive process of creating an inventory of all existing equipment and the determination of building design and functional requirements for equipment installation.
Staff, managers and physicians have been working very closely with the architects to move from the schematic design completed in April to actual room layouts for all areas of the hospital. This work has required a real effort by all of the staff involved as there are many other initiatives underway at the same time. However, staff have noted how exciting it is to see their new hospital taking shape before their eyes.
All members of the Steering Committee and the Design Team are working very aggressively to complete the design by late summer/early fall for submission to the government for approval to implement. The Steering Committee will be meeting in late July to review progress at that time.