Community Zoom meeting Dec. 19 for hospital capital projects

There are two significant capital projects that will advance at the Kincardine hospital, including the construction of a 2,000 square foot addition to house a new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, along with a 34,000 square foot expansion and modernization of the hospital’s emergency department, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, decontamination room, lobby and its back of house (loading/unloading).
To provide an overview of these projects, SBGHC is holding a Virtual Community Information Session on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. The session will be held via Zoom to provide an update to the Kincardine community, and all members of the public are welcome to join the call. To register for the session and receive the zoom link by email, please contact communications@sbghc.on.ca.
Construction of the new CT scanner suite to house the Siemens “X.Cite” CT scanner, is nearing completion. Construction of the addition began in May 2022 and is scheduled to be complete in mid February 2023. The new CT scanner is expected to arrive on site at the end of February, and then a team from Siemens Canada will complete the installation and commissioning of the equipment in early March. The targeted go-live date to begin scanning patients is March 20, 2023.
In addition to the CT scanner project, the Kincardine hospital expansion project continues to advance, passing another significant milestone in the Ministry of Health’s five-stage capital planning process with the completion of Stage 3.1, to be submitted this month. Once Stage 3 has been approved by the Ministry of Health, Stage 4, he development of working drawings that are suitable for public tendering and construction purposes, will begin. Stage 5 is construction, which is estimated to begin in 2025.
The Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation has been working closely with SBGHC since the start of the CT and expansion projects, having two Foundation Board member representatives on SBGHC’s Kincardine Redevelopment Oversight Committee (KROC) which is helping to guide these projects. The Foundation, through locally raised dollars, has committed to fund $3 million of the cost of the CT Scanner project, and has also committed to funding the estimated $10.1million local share for Phase 1 of the hospital expansion project.
The Foundation has launched the “Building Health Care for Generations” capital fundraising campaign, with an overall goal of raising $12million to fund the redevelopment project, the CT Scanner and the hospital’s ongoing medical equipment needs over the next four years. Support for this campaign has already begun with a $1.5 million donation from Bruce Power, along with an additional $500,000 donation from Bruce Power’s supplier partners through the Bruce Power Supplier Sponsorship Package. In addition, the Municipalities of Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss have both made initial pledges of support.
“Our capital campaign to fund the community’s share of the hospital expansion and medical equipment needs is our biggest undertaking to date. But our hospital urgently requires critical upgrades, additional space and more modern technology,” said Becky Fair, Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation President. “It will be through the generosity of the local community that our Kincardine hospital is upgraded and improved.”

Community Zoom meeting Dec. 19 for hospital capital projects was last modified: December 15th, 2022 by Dianna Martell

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