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.


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…

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….

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