MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy announces Oak Valley Health’s Uxbridge Hospital is in Stage 2 of the Capital Planning Process for the Major Redevelopment
UXBRIDGE, ON — Today Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge announced that the Oak Valley Health’s Uxbridge Hospital is in Stage 2 of the capital planning for the major redevelopment of it Uxbridge Site. This project will replace aging infrastructure with a new, modern hospital facility and increase capacity to meet growing demands and ensure that patients and families in growing communities like Uxbridge receive the high-quality care they need and deserve.
As part of the Stage 2, capital-planning process Oak Valley Health has submitted a Functional Program, which provides details of the programs and services that will be offered at the redeveloped hospital. They are working with the Ministry to finalize the Functional Program and have it quickly approved so they can move to the next stage of redevelopment process.
Investing in hospital infrastructure projects in communities across the province is a key part of the government’s comprehensive plan to end hallway health care. In 2019, the Ontario government announced an investment of up to $500,000 to support the planning and design of the Uxbridge Hospital redevelopment project.
“Our government made a commitment to end hallway health care for Ontarians, and we continue deliver on that promise by supporting projects like the Uxbridge Hospital redevelopment,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Patients and families in Uxbridge and the surrounding communities can look forward to a modern hospital that will provide high-quality care for generations to come.”
“Today’s announcement is exciting, it is one step closer to our commitment to providing the people of Pickering-Uxbridge with world-class healthcare – both now, and for future generations,” said Bethlenfalvy. “This is yet another way our government continues to invest in the programs and services people in Uxbridge and surrounding communities rely on every day.”
“On behalf of the Region of Durham, we are thrilled to see the progress in the Oak Valley Health – Uxbridge Hospital’s redevelopment. Oak Valley Health is an integral community partner in Durham Region, helping our residents enjoy a high quality of life. The work they do to safeguard the health and safety of our community is crucial. Look
no further than these past 19 months, and you will understand just how important our health care partners are. It is great to see partnership and support from the Provincial government in this vital redevelopment, ensuring that our northern communities continue to receive access to high-quality health care services now and well into the future, said John Henry, Regional Chair and CEO for the Region of Durham”
“The Uxbridge Hospital is the heart of our community and our emergency room is critical for us. We are very grateful that the Province is investing in the future of our hospital after years of uncertainty. Our Community is truly grateful that residents today and the generations that follow will have quality health care close to home,” said Dave Barton, Mayor of Uxbridge.
This project is part of the government’s commitment to invest $22 billion in health care infrastructure projects across Ontario over the next 10 years that will lead to over $30 billion in hospital infrastructure and expanded capacity to support high-quality patient care.
“I am delighted we are marking another important milestone for Oak Valley Health and the Uxbridge community. The official opening of the Oak Tree Medical building, and the move to Stage 2 planning for the hospital re-development are important steps for our overall vision for the future hospital campus. Together we are accomplishing our goal of providing an extraordinary patient experience that will allow the residents of Uxbridge and Durham region better access to health care services, closer to home,” said Jo-anne Marr, President and CEO of Oak Valley Health.
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