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.


HHS, IO Issue RFP for WLMH Redevelopment

Today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Hamilton Health Sciences have invited three teams to respond to a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build and finance the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital redevelopment project. The three teams were prequalified based on criteria identified in a request for qualifications process that began in November 2020. Selection criteria included…

Photo essay: Building the CT suite

Pictures are worth a thousand words. We’ve taken many opportunities over the past 9 months to capture different stages of the development – from office space to CT suite. Check out this stunning transformation. Original floor plan when it was used as office space Office space And just in case you didn’t believe us that…

Introducing…a palliative care nurse clinician

Sarah Romeril has held a variety of roles across her 11 years of nursing practice. She started her career working at the Hamilton General Hospital site before moving to a position in the Emergency Department (ED) at Joseph Brant Hospital all the while working at Carpenter Hospice in Burlington. When a nurse clinician position opened…

Q&A: Update on the new WLMH

Q. The Stage 3 submission was sent to the Ministry of Health in late March for approval. Where does that currently stand? A. Our team has been engaged in discussion with the Ministry about the submission. This is normal. Everyone is working toward the same goal of planning and building a great hospital. All parties…

Local share of financing lands at $50M

The estimated amount for the local share of financing required to build a new hospital in Ontario evolves over the lifespan of the project and becomes more accurate as detailed planning work is completed. The target is initially set at 30 per cent of the total project budget, as defined by the Government of Ontario….

Three Teams on Shortlist to Build New WLMH

Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences announced that three teams have been prequalified to design, build and finance the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital redevelopment project.

COVID-19 Update: OR & L&D

The pressure within Ontario and on our hospital due to COVID-19 is escalating rapidly.Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) continues to create capacity for critical care and to ensure that the team members with the specialized skills and expertise required to care for the sickest patients are available and supported. Read the list of temporary actions across…

WLMH rebuild: rapid fire Q&A with Bart DeVries

Earlier this month (February 2021), the Ministry of Health approved the Stage 2 plan for the new hospital. We thought now is a good time to catch up with Bart DeVries, redevelopment director at HHS leading the WLMH rebuild planning, for a rapid fire Q&A session about the status of the rebuild. So, the Stage…

Fundraising for new WLMH gets big boost

When building new health care infrastructure in Ontario, hospitals are required to raise 30 per cent of the total project cost, which includes 10 per cent of construction cost and 100 per cent of furniture, fixtures and equipment. This fundraising effort is referred to as the “local share.” Infrastructure Ontario is pegging the WLMH rebuild…

COVID-19 outbreak: Obstetrics update

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak on C-Ward at WLMH, obstetrics services will be temporarily redirected to Niagara Health, starting Friday, January 29 at 3 pm. This redirect is anticipated to be in place for two weeks. With C-Ward closed to new admissions, the site has lost 50 per cent of its bed capacity….

Welcome baby Colton!

Earlier this month, happy parents Connie and Mark Sandercock welcomed their second baby into the world! Baby Colton was the first baby born at WLMH in 2021. Here’s the full story!

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…

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