Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) has reached the next step in planning hospital care for our future generations and encourages the public to get involved and informed regarding the building design options under consideration for our hospital sites in Bracebridge and Huntsville.
MAHC’s Capital Plan Development Task Force is hosting a series of information sessions across the region the first week of March. At these sessions, we will provide an update on the progress of the Two Acute Sites model for the future, which includes emergency, inpatient and surgical services at each site, and present the design options for building the future Two Acute Sites model. The Task Force is reviewing five building options for the two sites.
For the South Muskoka site, three options are being contemplated: renovation and expansion of the existing building; a new, replacement building on the existing site; and lastly a new building on a greenfield (new) site due to existing land constraints.
For the Huntsville site, two options are being considered: renovation and expansion of the existing building; and a new replacement building on the existing land. At the Huntsville site, the hospital’s land is large enough to accommodate significant change and therefore no greenfield site is required.
Members of the public will be able to see high-level site plans and floor plans for each building option and share their feedback through hard copy and/or online survey following the sessions.
“Your feedback is important to helping the Capital Plan Development Task Force make the best recommendation to the MAHC Board of Directors for the preferred future building options for each of the Two Acute Sites,” says Cameron Renwick, Task Force chair.
“Please come out to a session near you.”
March 4 – 7 p.m. – Bracebridge Sportsplex Auditorium
March 5 – 1 p.m. – Dwight Community Centre
March 5 – 7 p.m. – Terry Fox Auditorium, Gravenhurst Centennial Centre
March 6 – 7 p.m. – Port Carling Community Centre (2nd floor)
March 7 – 7 p.m. – Canada Summit Centre Active Living Centre (1st floor), Huntsville
March 8 – 4 p.m. – Armour Ryerson Burk’s Falls Arena Hall