SMH Receives Stage 2 Approval for Redevelopment by Ministry of Health
SMHF invites you to view Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s press release regarding the announcement of Stage 2 Approval for SMH’s Redevelopment plans. This is a critical and exciting next step in the journey to revitalize our community hospital.
“Time and time again our community has shown that they support this hospital and its redevelopment and have made a transformational impact by giving towards the Campaign, even in the most difficult of times,” says Mary Thomas, CEO, SMHF. “On behalf of the Foundation, I thank our donors for their incredible contributions and know they will inspire others to help us reach our ultimate goal.”
According to the news release, the phased redevelopment project will feature a 100,000 square foot wrap-around expansion, doubling the square footage of the current hospital. The Emergency Department will triple in size, featuring a separate entrance and two ambulance bays. Inpatient beds will increase from 38 to 47 with an innovative approach as 100 per cent isolation rooms, following best practices in infection prevention and control. The surgical suite, birthing unit, pharmacy, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and dialysis units will all be expanded and for the first time, the mental health program will be brought inside the hospital building. The repurposing and revitalization of the hospital’s current building will follow as a second phase of the project.
For further information, please refer to the provincial news release.
The Because of you, we can Campaign is the largest campaign in the SMHF’s history, supporting the redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital. The hospital’s redevelopment plan includes a revitalized Emergency Department, doubling the square footage of the hospital and tripling the amount of parking space. Refreshed outpatient rooms, birthing suites and laboratory space are also included in the plans. With an Emergency Department built to manage 7,000 visits a year that currently manages close to 40,000 per year, along with a growing population in south Simcoe and surrounding communities, this redevelopment is needed today and for future generations.