Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Prince Edward Family Health Team, Quinte Health Care, and the South East Local Health Integration Network are working together to get approval from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care to build a new hospital in Prince Edward County.
The existing building is now deteriorating and renovating it is impractical. Bringing it up to the standards of a new hospital (which the ministry of health requires) would cost more than building a new facility.One example of how the current building falls short is that hospitals are required to have a washroom in each patient room for infection control. Our hospital does not have washrooms in each room. Unfortunately, the hospital plumbing is running at full capacity, so adding washrooms is not possible.
The building of the new hospital will cost approximately $76 million. The provincial government will pay for 90% of the construction while the community’s share is estimated to be $16.5 million. This includes $3 million in new equipment that will be moved to the new hospital.
We are looking to our community to help us Back the Build. Together, we will raise the money needed to build a new hospital and ensure that we can continue to provide high-quality health care close to home for people in the County.
PECMH Redevelopment news
For more information and all the most recent updates on the Redevelopment project to bring a new hospital to Prince Edward County, go to Quinte Health Care’s Redevelopment page.