Construction of Kincardine Hospital addition gets underway

Photo L-R: Councilor Doug Kennedy – Municipality of Kincardine, Jack Nancekivell – Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation Vice President, Carol Collins – Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation Director, Dr. Jason Murray, Graham Mahood – Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation Director, Drew Braithwaite – SBGHC Vice President Corporate Services / Chief Financial Officer, Stephanie Douglas – SBGHC Corporate Planner, Doug Harris – SBGHC Board of Directors, Chris Mudrick – Bruce Power Chief Nuclear Officer and EVP, Michael Barrett – SBGHC President and CEO. Photo courtesy of the SBGHC.

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday at the Kincardine hospital for the construction of a 2,000 square foot addition to house a new CT scanner.

Construction is set to begin on Monday, May 9th, and be completed in approximately 8 months.

This comes after Huron-Bruce MPP, Lisa Thompson, announced the Ministry of Health has provided additional funding support and final approval for the South Bruce Grey Health Centre.

The addition will be located directly south of the main entrance, adjacent to the east side the existing hospital building.

“This is indeed great news for the Kincardine and area residents and local health care,” said Thompson. “It has been proven that adding a CT scanner to the Kincardine hospital is a much needed service. Local volunteers have helped make this happen and I thank them for their steadfast dedication.”

Photo L-R: Kincardine Physicians Dr. Lisa Roth, Dr. Damian Gunaratne, Dr. Catherine Ciszkowski, Dr. Gary Gurbin, Dr. Jason Murray, Dr. Leanne Thomson, Dr. Angela Cavanagh. Photo courtesy of the SBGHC.