The provincial government has officially announced plans to invest $71.5M into the redevelopment of the Lachine Hospital. This will include the renovation of the current building and the construction of a new wing on the property grounds, which among other things will house a new emergency department.
Upgrades to the current building will result in the enhancement of the facility in order for it to meet with today’s standards of infrastructure and security, and the importance of infection control will be in evidence with an emphasis on single-patient rooms.
Clinical expertise in ophthalmology, bariatric surgery, hemodialysis and long-term-respiratory care will be just a few of the services offered to patients. The Lachine Hospital will still participate in teaching and research in these areas, particularly in the sphere of community and family medicine, and will continue to be a hospital that draws on an approach adapted to the elderly.
A comprehensive clinical plan was recently completed and work on the functional program is currently underway. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.