Infrastructure Ontario, the Crown agency that is responsible for delivering capital projects across the province, released its Fall 2019 Market Update, which lists all major public infrastructure projects, including those at public hospitals. The list confirms that the state-of-the-art new acute care hospital for Windsor-Essex is one of 32 projects on Infrastructure Ontario’s capital projects list.
In response to media inquiries, the following statement was issued by WRH President and CEO David Musyj:
“The inclusion of WRH on the list of Infrastructure Ontario projects on its Fall 2019 Market Update is positive news for our community. It reaffirms the Government of Ontario’s commitment to our proposed new facility and we are excited to get moving on this vital and ambitious development for our region.
“However, we continue to work with the Ministry of Health to receive funding for Stage 2 of this five-stage process which is required to be followed for all such projects of this size and scope. In addition, as anticipated, we are currently in the “pre-procurement” stage and it is vital that our community continues to strongly advocate for this project to receive the necessary funding required to move ahead.
“We applaud the many advocates we have in our region at all political levels as well as the support we have received most recently from avid community supporters who are speaking out in favour of moving this project ahead at its proposed location.
Together, we are confident that if we remain focused and speak as one strong voice for our region, we will bring this project to reality and replace our significantly aging hospital infrastructure we have today with state-of-the-art facilities we can be proud of for many years to come.”
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