Ontario’s Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins, announced on December 1 that the Windsor-Essex Regional Hospital redevelopment project is moving forward, with the creation of a new acute care hospital that will serve over 400,000 people.
The province, along with the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network, Windsor Regional Hospital and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare are working on early planning for the new hospital, urgent care and other system components.
The project is among the long list of Alternative Financing and Procurement Projects being undertaken by Infrastructure Ontario. The Windsor Regional Hospital will be a design, build, finance and maintain project with a project value of around $2 billion. A request for qualifications (RFQ) is scheduled to be issued in 2021, but the date is subject to change.
According to a CTV News report from the area, the hospital will be located near the Windsor airport.
More on the project from the Windsor Star,