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.


COVID-19 Update: New outbreak declared

C-Ward, ICU outbreaks declared over Today, HHS Infection, Prevention and Control (IPAC), in consultation with Niagara Public Health, has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on B Ward at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH). Less than five patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in relation to the outbreak. Additional patient and staff point prevalence testing is underway….

A message to the WLMH community

Last year, we started this message off by noting how remarkable a year 2020 was. It’s safe to say that 2021 has followed a similar path. Over the past 12 months, our teams across Hamilton Health Sciences, including those at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH), have continued to demonstrate resilience, dedication, and courage serving patients…

COVID Outbreak: Temporary redirect of obstetrics starting December 14

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks on C-Ward and ICU at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH), obstetrical services will be temporarily redirected to Niagara Health, starting Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 am. The earliest the outbreaks can be declared over is December 26, pending no new cases are confirmed in connection with these outbreaks….

Q&A: Leadership lessons learned

For the last four-plus years, Cindy MacDonald has been the Director of Community Programs and Site Administrator at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. She recently announced her retirement which is set for the end of December 2021. She graciously (and humbly) agreed to sit down for a Rapid Fire Q&A session to share some of insights…

“Perfect time” to get screened

New WLMH mammography machine up and running The latest upgrade to diagnostic services at Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) is new state-of-the-art mammography equipment that provides routine 2D mammography as well as 3D imaging, also called tomosynthesis. Mammography technologists at WLMH started using the new machine — a GE model called…

WLMH welcomes Dr. Mosher, OBGYN

For Dr. Andrea Mosher, coming to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a bit of a homecoming. “This opportunity at WLMH is somewhat full circle for me,” said Dr. Mosher, WLMH’s newest obstetrician and gynecologist. “I grew up in Niagara Falls, did my undergrad at Queens University, went to medical school in Calgary, and took my…

Obstetrics services resuming October 5

Obstetrics services at WLMH will resume starting October 5, supporting deliveries from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon. Outside of these hours of operation, women in labour or requiring assessment will be redirected to deliver at the St. Catharines site of Niagara Health (NH). This is the same model that was in place prior to the…

“Exciting part of the development process”

Work continues on rebuild project The Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued at the very end of June, meaning the three teams vying for the project have all of the requirements needed to complete their bids. For the redevelopment team which has been working furiously throughout the planning phases to get this project over the…

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…

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