This website is dedicated to sharing information regarding planning for the build of a new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH).

We are managing some difficult realities presented by the very old facility at WLMH. We remain committed to the future of this site and the future of all the services we provide to West Niagara residents.

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UPDATE: Obstetrics services resume January 12

Following up from this post in November, obstetrics services at WLMH will resume next week, starting January 12, from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon. We can now confirm that outside of these hours, women in labour or requiring assessment will be redirected to deliver at the St. Catharines site of Niagara Health (NH).This follows the…

Reflecting on a remarkable year

What a remarkable year 2020 has been. As a global pandemic took hold in the community, our team at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) has shown incredible resilience and dedication to keep the hospital open and our patients safe. Inside the hospital, we’ve invested heavily to upgrade the aging mechanical systems to make the building…

HHS starting process to find build team for new WLMH

The redevelopment of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) is taking another step forward as Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences start the process to find a design-build team for the project. Issuing a request for qualifications (RFQ) is the initial opportunity for prospective teams to express their interest in bidding for the construction contract. The…

Services are coming back, baby!

This week, the initial plan to resume obstetrics services at WLMH was shared with site staff and physicians. Starting January 12, 2021, mothers in labour will be able to deliver their babies from Tuesday morning until Friday afternoon at WLMH. Births outside of these hours will be delivered at another nearby hospital. Those details are…

What’s Up @ WLMH: October 2020

Stage 2 plan sent to the Ministry, an expert talking about experts, and a new drilling rig showed up on the site! Read it all in the October newsletter…

We’re digging all the progress at the site!

You may have noticed a drilling rig on the WLMH property recently. “Geotechnical drilling” is a normal part of the process for infrastructure development. Essentially, the team is taking underground samples to get a sense of the soil type and bedrock depth. This will help when determining the best type of foundation for the building….

What’s Up @ WLMH: September 2020

Much ado about (WLMH rebuild project) costing Last week, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) released its fall Market Update report. The report reiterates the government’s commitment to rebuild WLMH, which we completely expected, but it’s always great news regardless. The report, however, noted for the first time that WLMH project is now included in the “$200 –…

Launching new expert video series

We’re rebuilding WLMH. That comes with a whole bunch of lingo, jargon, phrases and processes. Luckily, we have experts who can explain them.

Much ado about (WLMH rebuild project) costing

Last week, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) released its fall Market Update report. The report reiterates the government’s commitment to rebuild WLMH, which we completely expected, but it’s always great news regardless. (The WLMH rebuild project has been included in IO’s updates for almost two years.) The report, however, noted for the first time that WLMH project…

What’s Up @ WLMH: August 2020

WLMH ORs Reopening September 14 Critical safety upgrades required in the WLMH operating rooms (ORs) are now complete. Activity in the ORs will gradually resume, starting the week of September 14. Patients will soon be able to receive high-quality procedures closer to home, in an environment that meets standards for safety and infection control. Which…

What’s Up @ WLMH: July 2020

Local leader to head up rebuild project team Hamilton Health Sciences recently made a big hire for the #newWLMH team. Grimsby-resident Bart DeVries is coming on board as our Director of Redevelopment Projects and is taking the lead on the rebuild. Meet Bart. Mental health clinic staffer earns elite clinical certification Congratulations to Aprile Titterson –…

Local leader to head up rebuild project

Hamilton Health Sciences recently made a big hire for the #newWLMH team. Grimsby-resident Bart DeVries is coming on board as our Director of Redevelopment Projects and is taking the lead on the rebuild. Here’s a little bit about Bart. Tell us about yourself and your background. BD: I grew up in Beamsville and live in…

What’s Up @ WLMH: May 2020

Hospital services starting to gradually resume in Ontario Earlier this week, Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) plan to gradually resume clinical services was approved by Ontario Health. Many services, including surgeries and other procedures, were paused during the initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s the message we shared with our staff. This approval means we…

WLMH OR renos to start mid-June

While infrastructure projects have continued outside West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, there has been a pause on infrastructure activity inside the building due to COVID-19. Teams at the hospital have continued to work with the contractor to review and adapt renovation plans for the Operating Rooms (OR) and Endoscopy reprocessing area. Here’s a reminder about the…

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