City of Niagara Falls needs to provide $10M more to build South Niagara Hospital

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Published December 9, 2022 at 3:17 pm

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Rendering via Niagara Health

An additional $8 to $10 million from the City of Niagara Falls is needed to build the South Niagara Hospital.

The request comes as part of an update on the hospital at the City of Niagara Falls council meeting on Dec. 13.

The new South Niagara Hospital, will span 1.3 million square feet on a 49.8-acre greenfield site at the intersection of Biggar Road and Montrose Road in Niagara Falls, just off the Queen Elizabeth Way.

It is proposed to be a 470-bed, full acute care hospital featuring centres of excellence specializing in stroke, complex care, geriatric and psychogeriatrics, and wellness in aging.

South Niagara Hospital will be the first of its kind to have an Indigenous healing space and garden to create a culturally safe and welcoming space for Indigenous people.

It will also include a 24/7 emergency department and services for critical care, surgical, mental health and addiction, kidney care and dialysis, and testing and research.

The City of Niagara Falls has already committed $22 million to the project but an additional $8 to $10 million is needed to pay its share of the local share commitment. The total funds requested from Niagara Falls is $30 to $32 million.

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Once built, the hospital will be larger than the St. Catharines site, reduce wait times for patients, lead innovation and provide a better overall patient experience.

Last year, the province put out a call for a construction team to build the hospital. Two teams submitted proposals to design, build, finance and maintain the new hospital — EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare and Niagara Care Partners.

The hospital plans enter the final phase in 2023 and if all goes to plan it could be complete in 2028.

Visit the City of Niagara Falls council agenda to see the full presentation.

More updates can also be found on the Niagara Health website.

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