Agood sign of hospital improvements ahead
This includes an increase in mental health, complex continuing care, palliative care, rehabilitation and restorative care beds.
The hospital put out tenders for the project earlier this year and it is expected construction will begin this winter after the tenders are evaluated by Infrastructure Ontario, the Ministry of Health of Long Term Care and BGH officials.
A bid has yet to be chosen, but BGH spokeswoman Abby McIntyre said a decision will likely be made in the next few weeks.
“This hospital is critical; it’s critical we have the services, the emergency room, the machines to do it right,” Henderson said, adding that both he and his children were born at the hospital.
“I look at this mostly f rom the economic side. This is the biggest employer in not only the city, but the region. The jobs are good jobs and it attracts people here.”
Locally, Cooper said community partnerships are core to the Hospital’s expansion. To support the build, the City of Brockville has begun upgrading infrastructure along Bartholomew Street and has also committed over $4.7 million dollars for the project, with the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation committing $10 million.