Hamilton Health Sciences is planning a major overhaul of its facilities and could include a new hospital for women and children.
Among other changes, HHS is considering concentrating services at Hamilton General and Juravinski.
It may also include the closing of at least one big building.
President and CEO Rob MacIsaac says the children’s hospital is the fastest growing children’s hospital in the province.
However, that means it will run out of room at the current site.
St. Peter’s Hospital, a chronic care hospital near Gage Park, would likely lose all of its inpatients as more services are concentrated at the two main sites.
MacIsaac also says there could be a redevelopment at West Lincoln Memorial in Grimsby.
He says it’s well past its best-before date in terms of infrastructure.
All this is still in the planning stages with more consultations to come over the next several years.
All of this comes as the union representing local hospital workers is about to release results of a poll it recently conducted.
Details of the CUPE poll will be announced at a news conference at 11 o’clock this morning outside Hamilton General Hospital and CHML News will be there.
The union says the poll measured residents’ attitudes toward their community hospitals, provincial funding and access to hospital care.