We just picked up from The Standard some very good news. It appears the Province is giving $500,000 to kick-start the building of a new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
With so much happening with West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in recent weeks, we thought we would consolidate a few items that just came in into one post. Needless to say, the public is now clearly engaged and full of fire in order to protect our hospital.
While the fight to Save and rebuild WLMH is most definitely “on”, today’s Hamilton Spectator has an interesting editorial about HHS and WLMH saying that “Grimsby’s outrage is understandable”.
You can read the editorial below:
Like a Tokyo subway at rush hour, Trinity United Church was packed to the brim with people who wanted to hear the latest happenings about WLMH and where we as a community need to move forward in regards to it.
We received word this morning of a last-minute, yet VERY IMPORTANT meeting regarding West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. With the Board of Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) set to soon vote on what they wish to do with WLMH, residents need to be loud and clear we want to keep our hospital.
Niagara This Week just published an interesting article on West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, arising out of discussions that took place at the recent AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) conference in Ottawa. The West Niagara delegation was quite strong in their demands for a WLMH re-built/new hospital.
Nothing to do this Saturday night? Well come on down… downtown that is, where Main Street will be closed for a Summer Street Party to raise support for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
While much of the talk of “development” in Grimsby has been focused on the West End, the East End of town has been receiving attention on a quieter note in the form of the “Hospital Corridor” Secondary Plan.
Official Town Minutes: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=1127,1965,90198&preview=96209
Hospital Corridor Study
The Town is undertaking a study to develop a Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines for the Town’s Hospital Corridor. This area is defined as all properties fronting onto Main Street East from Nelles Road to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Things haven’t been moving too quickly on the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital redevelopment, but the Town is racing ahead to prepare a Secondary Plan and Urban Design guidelines to plan for intensification and redevelopment within the surrounding neighbourhood. Continue reading