Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Ontario government is providing a $1 million planning grant to North of Superior Healthcare Group’s McCausland Hospital site. This investment will support early work for the hospital redevelopment, which will includes expanding the emergency department and upgrading aging infrastructure.
The current McCausland Hospital, which was built over 40 years ago, provides health care services to a growing population of approximately 4,000 residents in the communities of Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Rossport, Jackfish and Pays Plat.
In addition to expanding the emergency department, the project is a combination of renovated facilities and new construction that will improve access to outpatient and emergency services.
Once renovations and the expansion are complete, patients from Terrace Bay to Pays Plat will have access to an enhanced, integrated health care service, as well as better hospital emergency and outpatient services.
Ontario is working with North of Superior Healthcare Group on the early stages of the planning process, which include identifying programming, operational and space requirements and assessing how the project can further help address the health care needs of patients and families in the region.
The North of Superior Healthcare Group is a three-site facility that includes Wilson Memorial General Hospital, McCausland Hospital and Wilkes Terrace Long-Term Care Home. McCausland Hospital provides 24/7 emergency services, outpatient clinics, care for medical inpatients and complex continuing care, in addition to diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, physiotherapy and community support services.