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Old Posted Jun 20, 2013, 2:44 AM
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I'm pretty sure that's right across from the General Hospital which seems like a great location from it. Do we know the height of the building yet?
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2013, 5:25 AM
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McMaster Children’s Health Centre

Location: Hamilton

Project Type: DBF - Design Build Finance

Infrastructure Type: Children and Youth Services

Price of Contract: To be announced following Financial Close

Estimated Value for Money
: To be announced following Financial Close

About the Project:

The project will involve the construction of a new children’s treatment centre that will be part of Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital. The new facility will be built on Wellington Street near Barton Street, across from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre.

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is funding this project to bring together under one roof four programs currently located at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Chedoke campus. The new site will provide:

Autism Spectrum Disorders services
Child and Youth Mental Health Program
Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation services
Prosthetic and Orthotic services

Project Features
This new facility will provide family-focused service and individualized programming, depending on the needs of the child and family.

Highlights of the project will include fully accessible design and construction, an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and physiotherapy space.

http://www.infrastructureontario.ca/...&langtype=1033
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It looks like there's some construction ramping up in the parking lot west of Hamilton General Hospital at Wellington/Barton. Does anyone know what this is? Is it related to the hospital at all?
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2014, 5:45 PM
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It looks like there's some construction ramping up in the parking lot west of Hamilton General Hospital at Wellington/Barton. Does anyone know what this is? Is it related to the hospital at all?
This is the new McMaster Children's Hospital Outpatient services building. This building will house all of the services currently housed at Chedoke on the west mountain. Autism, Child and You Mental Health, CDRP, Prosthetics and Orthotics ect. The Move is tentatively scheduled to Nov 2015
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Awesome! Thanks for the info. Might take some pictures and start a new thread soon.
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It looks like there's some construction ramping up in the parking lot west of Hamilton General Hospital at Wellington/Barton. Does anyone know what this is? Is it related to the hospital at all?
Did you miss the few posts right before yours? it's all pretty much explained there, isn't it?
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Did you miss the few posts right before yours? it's all pretty much explained there, isn't it?
Yep, I didn't read the whole thread before I posted. My bad!
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 2:18 AM
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I see the parking lot at the southeast corner of Barton and Victora (kitty corner to Hamilton General) just went up for sale. I wonder why as the lot is almost always full. Any chance of HHS buying up the land since it's a fairly big plot really close to the hospital? It's a hideous looking parking lot so I hope something decent gets developed on it eventually.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 2:59 AM
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I noticed the For Sale sign indicated "Power of Sale" so the owner must not be making enough money to cover the mortgage?

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18761...E-Hamilton-ON/

Price: $1,800,000 CAD
Lot Size: 0.66 AC
Price/AC: $2,727,272.62 CAD
Lot Type: Retail (land)
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 10:41 AM
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HGH Parking

Considering the HUGE newer parking lot on Barton Between the A&W and Tim Hortons and the other between between Wellington and Ferguson on the North side. I doubt it is required.
Maybe consider another use. It is is poor condition and needs new asphalt also not well laid out. Wasn't that an ESSO station not that long ago?
A small park with over-head cover and picnic tables and parking for food trucks.
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I think a medium-rise condo or loft building on that corner would be wonderful if Barton Street starts to take off in the future. Same for the empty lot on the same corner at Barton and Wellington.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 12:57 PM
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Yeah, a loft-style building would be great there. Really anything half decent (that's not a parking lot) Would be huge for that stretch of Barton's retail revitalization.
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Hamilton Health Sciences considers closing a hospital
(Hamilton Spectator, Joanna Frketich, Mar 1 2016)

Hamilton Health Sciences is considering closing at least one large hospital in the next 10 years.

"We are thinking hard about whether or not our current physical footprint is appropriate and sustainable," CEO Rob MacIsaac told a group of stakeholders at a summit to get feedback on HHS' 20-year vision expected to be finalized in June.

Instead, HHS wants to shift care to smaller clinics in neighbourhoods that need it most. MacIsaac also envisions virtual clinics where Hamiltonians can get care in their own living room. And he wants to partner with community agencies to provide care together.

"There should probably be 100 points of access to the hospital," said MacIsaac. "You shouldn't necessarily have to walk through the doors of a big huge health care institution in order to avail yourself of our expertise, our knowledge and our services."

HHS is currently one of the largest hospital networks in Ontario compromised of seven hospitals on six sites, three centres and one research institute with a budget of more than $1 billion.

"As some of our buildings age and require replacement we would be thinking about whether we could consolidate into fewer sites," MacIsaac told The Spectator, saying he'd like to get the number of large hospitals down to two or three.

"It's a 20-year-plan. I don't see us doing anything hugely significant for a decade in terms of that side of the equation."

But he wants to get started right away on creating smaller clinics in the community that would provide care cheaper and closer to home.



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These pressures are not exactly a surprise, having been repeatedly flagged by the province's go-to economist over over the last few years.

The issue appears to be primarily one of allocating finite resources: In 2014, the Canadian Institute for Health Information's National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2014 noted:

The public sector is forecast to be responsible for 70.5% of Canadian health expenditure in 2014. The public sector’s share is expected to be the highest in the territories (ranging from 75.4% in Yukon to 92.3% in Nunavut) and the lowest in Ontario (68.1%). Provincial and territorial governments’ health expenditure per capita is expected to average $3,960 in 2014. The highest per capita spending among the provinces is projected to be in Newfoundland and Labrador ($5,087) and Alberta ($4,699), while the lowest is forecast to be in Quebec ($3,660) and Ontario ($3,768)…. Quebec and Ontario are projected to have the lowest per capita spending on hospitals, at $1,487 and $1,665, respectively….For physician spending, the highest per capita spending among the provinces is projected to be in Alberta ($1,060) and Ontario ($989), while the lowest is forecast to be in Prince Edward Island ($751) and New Brunswick ($791).
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Hamilton Health Sciences “not financially sustainable,” says CEO
(Hamilton Mountain News, Kevin Werner, Mar 25 2016)

Hamilton Health Sciences president and chief executive officer Rob MacIsaac says the healthcare facility will close a campus before it builds a needed urgent care facility on the mountain.

Appearing before Hamilton politicians last week to talk about HHS’s 20-year plan, MacIsaac said HHS needs to invest up to $60 million in capital funding annually to keep its buildings sustainable. Yet, last year HHS invested only about $20 million.

“There is a backlog of deferred maintenance,” said MacIsaac. “I can’t stand by and let the hospital fall apart. It will take some time to say when HHS is sustainable.”

MacIsaac said HHS’s 20-year plan includes possible “consolidation” of its hospitals and campuses. He said some of the facilities over the next couple of decades “will have outlived their usefulness.”

It’s a similar message that he delivered to about 70 health care officials during a “summit” in February at the Hamilton Convention Centre. At that event, MacIsaac said within a decade HHS will have to close a facility.

HHS is one of the largest hospital networks in Ontario, with seven hospitals on six sites, three centres, and one research institution, all with a budget of about $1 billion.



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Hamilton Health Sciences plans to open a new hospital, close others

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/67...-close-others/

Hamilton Health Sciences plans to vastly change the face of health care here over the next 20 years.

The wide-ranging vision includes building a new hospital for women and children, concentrating services at Hamilton General and Juravinski and closing at least one big building.

The new hospital would likely be built near Hamilton General and become part of its campus, replacing the current McMaster Children's Hospital.

"The children's hospital is the fastest-growing children's hospital in the province," said Rob MacIsaac, president and CEO of HHS in an interview with The Spectator regarding the long-term vision.

"We will for sure run out of room on the current site."

Hamilton General and Juravinski hospitals will be redeveloped and modernized to become the focus of acute care under the plan that will be finalized and taken to the board in June.

St. Peter's, a chronic care hospital downtown, would likely lose all of its inpatients as more services are concentrated at the two main sites.

The plan calls for at least one or more big buildings to close.

But MacIsaac maintains it's still "to be determined" if St. Peter's and the current site of McMaster Children's Hospital will remain open despite no clear role for them yet in the long-term plan.

"My intuition tells me he was trying to soften and gently prepare our municipality for some dramatic changes down the road," said Coun. Tom Jackson about a presentation MacIsaac made to city council May 24.

"That leads me right away to closures, consolidations and realignments."

The plan also revives redevelopment of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital that was cancelled in 2012 when Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government killed a number of hospital projects in Tory-held ridings. West Lincoln is in the Niagara West-Glanbrook riding of Tim Hudak, who was opposition leader at the time.

"West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is well past its best-before date in terms of infrastructure," said MacIsaac.

"We've been working with the community in West Niagara on a suite of programs that we think meet those community's needs.

"It does involve a 24-7 emergency, it also envisions being a low-risk birth centre and we're looking at an extensive ambulatory surgery suite of operating rooms that could well service the greater region.

"Community medicine is obviously going to be part of that vision and some specialty clinics. There will be a real focus on healthy aging."

However, MacIsaac would not go so far as to call the newly-envisioned West Lincoln an acute-care hospital.

A big part of the plan is having multiple entry points through clinics spread throughout the region in existing health care practices, community organizations, urgent care — or even the virtual sphere through smartphones and devices.

"Fewer large heavy campuses but a lot more community access points," explained MacIsaac.

"Increasingly we need to be partnering with others in the community to think about better ways to serve our patients. We're looking a lot at how we can keep people out of hospital, keep them healthier and better able to manage their conditions in the community."

The adult services in the new hospital would focus on women's reproductive care allowing labour and delivery to remain in the same building as the neonatal intensive care unit. Moving to the Hamilton's General campus would give women access to adult specialists, diagnostic equipment and intensive care.

"Our clinicians are telling us that there would be some benefit to our patients by locating a new hospital closer to the General," said MacIsaac. "We will definitely have to consider that as a serious option."

He said McMaster University taking over the current hospital building is a possibility, but nothing has been decided.

"We've given McMaster a heads-up and they've been involved in our planning," said MacIsaac. "Before we made any decisions around that, we'd want to make sure McMaster was well-engaged and onside."

The plan has left Jackson worried about the reaction of the community — recalling the "angst" when McMaster closed its emergency department to adults and how the Health Services Restructuring Commission "divided this community horribly" when it suggested closing certain sites.

"I'm just a little bit on tenterhooks here wondering what the ultimate decision will be down the road," he said.

But Coun. Sam Merulla says improving health care and making it sustainable for the future is more important than maintaining the status quo.

"We have to take emotions away from the discussion," said Merulla. "As long as it's a gain for the community, it's something we should support wholeheartedly. It shouldn't be looked at based on parochial means."

He urged residents to become involved in the discussion and help shape the HHS vision.

"The vision itself is something that is sound and one that the community needs to become aware of so they can be engaged to participate," said Merulla.

"It's not written in concrete. It's really more of a drawing of where they'd like to go."
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Not much room for a new hospital near the old hospital, unless they buy/bought the old Studebaker land. Might be a nice transition from residential to industrial and lots of room for parking! Some extensive teardown on Barton wouldn't be a bad idea either. St Peters is in a nice neighbourhood, I'm sure HHS will have no problem selling that property
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I see they've talked to McMaster about potentially closing the Mac Hospital and having the University take the site over.

Mac would be all over that as they're nearing capacity at their main campus and the hospital sits on a substantial piece of land.
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I lived in Hamilton for 4 years and I never knew about St. Peter's. I past by the area many times on the B-Line bus but never saw it.
Weird how such a big structure could be so well hidden.
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I see they've talked to McMaster about potentially closing the Mac Hospital and having the University take the site over.

Mac would be all over that as they're nearing capacity at their main campus and the hospital sits on a substantial piece of land.
Mac has been taking over MUMC for years now. Lately a lot of office space from Mac has been relocated to MUMC, especially Faculty of Health Sciences.

Though it's kind of odd and awkward when unionized Hamilton Health Sciences staff do work for Mac within MUMC. Hamilton Health Sciences staff used to deliever Mac's mail in the past, though that changed. So I could see Mac replacing Hamilton Health Sciences staff eventually.
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Mac has been taking over MUMC for years now. Lately a lot of office space from Mac has been relocated to MUMC, especially Faculty of Health Sciences.

Though it's kind of odd and awkward when unionized Hamilton Health Sciences staff do work for Mac within MUMC. Hamilton Health Sciences staff used to deliever Mac's mail in the past, though that changed. So I could see Mac replacing Hamilton Health Sciences staff eventually.
Yes, Mac has used the North portion of the Hospital as long as I cam remember. They have a couple very nice lecture halls as well as the Faculty of Health Sciences (as you mentioned) as well as the faculty of nursing among other things.

Taking over the whole thing would alleviate space constraints on main campus.
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