Niagara’s only rehab facility gets a $2,500,000 grant from Province


Published August 14, 2023 at 12:49 pm

As Niagara’s only full-sized rehab facility, the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. Catharines is about to get a major bed expansion, courtesy of a $2,500,000 grant from the Ontario government.

“The Rehabilitation Bed Expansion Project supports our government’s efforts to help deliver faster, more convenient access to care closer to home for patients and families across our region,” said Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff.

This funding is in addition to $500,000 previously approved in March 2019.

Anne Atkinson, Board Chair of Hotel Dieu Shaver, said the facility was most appreciative of the provincial investment “which clearly acknowledges the changing demographics and rehabilitation needs of the residents of Niagara.”

“Hotel Dieu Shaver is well positioned with the skill, expertise, and interdisciplinary team to meet the rehabilitation needs of Niagara patients.  We just need more beds, and this commitment by the Ontario government allows us to take that positive step forward.”

The Rehabilitation Bed Expansion Project at Hotel Dieu Shaver includes plans to construct a new 171,500 square-foot inpatient building, providing single patient rooms and adjacent support space.  The new building will support an additional sixty-two rehabilitation beds, bringing the total number of beds at Hotel Dieu Shaver to 196.

Established in 1944, as Niagara’s only rehabilitation hospital, Hotel Dieu Shaver provides exceptional clinical outcomes to thousands of Niagara residents through rehabilitation and complex care programs.

“As Niagara’s only specialty rehabilitation hospital, the need for more rehabilitation beds at the Hotel Dieu Shaver was quite clear,” said St. Catharines Mayor Mat Siscoe.

insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising