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Hospital Update - Sixth Mayors' Forum at CGMH

August 1, 2017

The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital hosted the sixth Mayors’ Forum to discuss redevelopment planning on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

After a fulsome discussion, the night provided clarity around the current process the hospital is undertaking in responding to the comments from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, as the hospital further refines the clinical programs and services in its Stage 1A/B submission. The hospital was also able to share that the next important phase is getting in line for the next round of Capital Funding this fall. The goal is to see the hospital’s Stage 1 A/B submission approved and to receive a planning grant to proceed to Stage 2 of the five stage process.

Warden Gerry Marshall from the County of Simcoe attended the evening and commented on the positive tone of the meeting, the shift in collaboration and willingness from all municipalities to move the hospital redevelopment process forward. “This evening provided great oversight to the process at hand and I was so pleased to see the areas’ Mayors, Deputy Mayors, CAOs, NSM LHIN Board Chair and CEO, along with Hospital Board members and staff come together to understand the current focus on the proposed clinical programs and services that define the future redeveloped hospital for the South Georgian Bay region.”

The next Mayors’ Forum is tentatively proposed for September 2017 in an effort to keep all key members informed about the redevelopment process at hand.