Today, Doug Ford announced that only a re-elected PC government will get shovels in the ground this year to build a new hospital in Niagara Falls with more beds and expanded services.
“The Del Duca-Wynne Liberals made empty promises to people in the Niagara Region and stalled this project for years,” said Doug Ford. “The Liberals and Andrea Horwath’s NDP voted against this project and have no real plan to fix the broken health care system they left behind.”
Since 2018, the Ontario PCs have invested almost $20 million to plan the new 11-story South Niagara Hospital that is expected to start construction in Fall 2022. The hospital will consolidate and expand acute care services and replace outdated infrastructure with high-tech facilities including eight operating suites and 469 medical surgical, complex care and critical care beds. This is 156 more beds than Niagara Health’s Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Niagara campuses combined.
In addition to 24/7 emergency, critical care and surgical services, the hospital will also be home to several centres of excellence specializing in stroke, complex care, geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry and wellness in aging.
“Only the Ontario PCs will get shovels in the ground and deliver a hospital in Niagara that families in the region deserve,” added Ford. “We will continue to make historic investments to increase our hospital capacity and ensure that Ontarians can receive world class health care, wherever they live in the province. We will get it done and build the hospital beds we need to keep our province and economy open.”