MAHC Committed to Reconsideration of Hospital Redevelopment Proposal

February 09, 2024

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is releasing an important statement to reinforce its commitment to further consideration of the hospital redevelopment proposal.

The Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare team understands the importance of carefully considered hospital redevelopment plans, not only to our communities but also to our healthcare team. Consultation on a proposed model is an essential step in our journey toward defining a future model of care across two new hospitals that enhances quality of care for everyone and is sustainable and affordable.

There has been substantial feedback shared through eight community engagements attended by nearly 2,000 people in person or virtually, on various social media platforms, and direct emails to Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare. All feedback is valued and appreciated and is being listened to, including the advocacy and feedback provided by community leaders such as Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Graydon Smith and local mayors.

The team is committed to taking the time necessary to explore input and changes to a future model of care to develop the right solution for all communities served by the hospitals that ensures enhanced quality care, sustainability and affordability.

Consultation is continuing with discussions scheduled later this month with the medical staff that belong to the Credentialed Staff Association. Arrangements are also being made for a second community meeting in Bracebridge on Monday, February 12, 2024 with more details to be shared. The Capital Redevelopment Project Team is committed to continued engagement with all stakeholders – hospital staff, physicians and midwives, volunteers, healthcare partners, and the community at large – over the next several months.