It's Official: Windsor-Essex Is Getting A New Hospital

It's official, a new hospital is coming to Windsor-Essex.

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins made the announcement Friday afternoon at Windsor Regional Hospital's Ouellette Campus. 

He says the government is looking forward to working with the community on the project.

Windsor Regional Hospital reached a milestone today, moving to stage 2 of the process to build a new acute care hospital, he added.

The Minister highlighted the work by Windsor-Regional Hospital President David Musyj.

"David and his team are going to build a new hospital right here in Windsor to meet the needs of this city and the surrounding region both Windsor and Essex County that have come to depend on the Windsor hospitals." Hoskins told the crowd of more than 100-people at the WRH Ouellette Campus Atrium.

Hoskins says the province is committed to building a new hospital in Windsor-Essex.

"If there was any doubt, it's there in black and white," Hoskins stated, "The investment and the set aside of the funds in this spring budget so we are absolutely committed to moving forward with this new hospital."

Hoskins says province is committed to investing $20-billion in hospital infrastructure in the Ontario.

The new state-of-the-art hospital will be on the city's edge at County Road 42 and the 9th Concession.