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.

News

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…

About COVID-19

We are taking precautions at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) to ensure the safety of our staff, patients, and community.

Planning team hits ground running

Expert consultants create staff, physician “user groups” to advise on practices for new hospital as Ministry provides exception to fast-track its process.

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