We did it! BCHS is thrilled to share that on March 9th, the Honourable Christine Elliott, Minister of Health, and the Honorable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, announced that BCHS has been granted permission to move to Stage 1 for the planning of a new hospital in Brantford.
We are grateful to our Board of Directors, Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma, our partners in health and local government, our community, and every single staff member, physician, and volunteer who has contributed to the efforts to campaign our government for the approval to move forward.
This is a momentous announcement for BCHS and we are so excited to receive this approval after two years of waiting. This approval comes with $2.5 million in funding. We are eager to begin earnestly planning our new facilities. A new hospital is a critical step in achieving our mission to build a healthier community. We look forward to sharing plans in the near future.