This state-of-the-art health care complex will replace the aging St. Catharines General and Ontario Street sites and will provide new regional services including treatments for cancer, heart disease and longer-term mental health disease. The community-based hospital of up to 375 beds will offer acute and critical in-patient services, surgical, emergency and ambulatory services available under one roof for the residents of St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area.
The building will house new regional services that have not existed in Niagara, causing patients to travel to Hamilton or beyond for specialized care. This includes facilities to support two cardiac catheterization labs, 53 longer-term mental health beds and comprehensive cancer care services to be provided at the Walker Family Cancer Centre.
“Building a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital is an opportunity for us to improve service delivery and accommodate new health-care trends across the board,” says Clinical Project Manager Marilyn Bellows.