Patients and families in Wellington County will soon have better access to health care with the construction of a new, modern hospital in Aboyne, Ontario.
Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph, on behalf of Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at Groves Memorial Community Hospital today to mark the start of construction on the new hospital.
The new Groves Memorial Community Hospital will replace the existing hospital in Fergus, and will accommodate the health care needs of the growing region by providing:
Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare - protecting health care today and into the future.
" By investing in this new state-of-the-art hospital, we will make sure we can continue to provide high-quality health care close to home for people in Wellington County, now and in the future. This new hospital will provide better access to care, reduce wait times, and greatly improve the patient experience."
- Dr. Eric Hoskins
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
" After years of discussing, advocating, fundraising, designing and planning for a new hospital, it is exciting to physically see the new Groves hospital begin to take shape. Thank you to all who have participated in the planning over the past ten years. Your efforts will make a difference with a new hospital that offers more space for emergency, ambulatory, diagnostic and inpatient services to accommodate a growing community."
- Ian Hornsby
Board Chair, Groves Memorial Community Hospital
" The beginning of construction marks the largest milestone to date for the new Groves Hospital project. Celebrating this achievement with our community, staff, physicians, volunteers, donors and partners is remarkable as this project will touch every facet of our community for generations to come."
- Gord Feniak
Building Committee Chair, New Groves Memorial Community Hospital