Urgent Care Centre The Next Step In Mega Hospital Planning
The next steps are now being examined for a new acute care hospital in Windsor.
Monday night, city council approved the rezoning of land on County Rd. 42 at the 9th Concession to make way for the new hospital.
Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj says once the province gets out of its caretaking mode, which is supposed to be the middle of September, officials can re-engage with the Ministry of Health to talk about what to do with urgent care and whether it will be located at the former Grace hospital site or Ouellette Campus.
Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj says this plan is not moving forward without an urgent care centre downtown.
"It's either going to be at Grace or Ouellette. So that is period, stop, it is going to happen," he stresses. "Our board of directors, our LIHN, Erie-St.Clair LIHN would never allow this to proceed without an urgent care centre as part of the plan."
He says the zoning decision moves the process back to the Ministry of Health in terms of timing and how to move forward.
Musyj points out the community has the levy secured, the re-zoning is done and location has been picked therefore the next step is the downtown location for the urgent care clinic.
The current plan for the new acute care hospital calls for an urgent care centre to be built at the former Grace Hospital site at Crawford and University Avenues or at the Ouellette campus of Windsor Regional Hospital.
--With files from AM800's Zander Broeckel