Milton Hospital Expansion News

This is great news!  Slowly but surely the process of the expansion of our hospital continues.  Many thanks to all Miltonians who over the last several years fought with us to ensure this happens as quickly as possible.

Released today via Halton Healthcare Services website.

For immediate release
October 4, 2012

Milton Hospital Expansion Launches Into Next Stage of Planning

Staff and physicians at Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) are working diligently ‘behind the scenes’ as plans for a significant expansion at Milton District Hospital continue to develop.
In April 2012, Halton Healthcare Services received a $22.5 million Planning & Design grant from the provincial government to fund the prepatory work that must take place before the first shovels hit the ground.  Work on the project has now proceeded to the next stage of planning – the development of the Functional Program.

The Functional Program is an essential planning document that outlines all the functions, operations, staffing, major equipment, room and space requirements for each department or service in order to describe the components of the expansion. The Functional Program must be submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long‐Term Care for review before the Hospital can continue its work with the architects on the more detailed design work.

“I am very pleased that we are launching into the functional programming stage of the project. Through this process we will identify the equipment and staffing requirements and also lay out the detail necessary for the architectural design and construction phase of this exciting project,” said Al Coady, Executive Director of Milton Redevelopment at HHS. “It really is a cornerstone document for us because it forms the basis for all the future planning and design decisions that will need to be made as we move forward in the process.”

The development of the Functional Program involves numerous HHS employees organized into teams based on the area or department in which they work.  These teams consist of managers, key staff members, representatives of the medical staff and, in some instances, the senior team member responsible for that area. The Hospital’s Functional Program teams have already started meeting in order to ensure the plan is submitted to the Ministry in November 2012.

“There is a tremendous amount of work to be completed prior to the start of construction. We are very excited to begin this planning because we know that each stage we complete brings us one step closer to getting this project into the ground,” said John Oliver, HHS President & CEO.

Milton District Hospital was built in 1959 and, following the Hospital’s last major expansion in 1987, was prepared to meet the healthcare needs of a population of 32,000 people. With the Town’s population nearing 100,000 and growing, this much needed expansion will approximately triple the size of the current facility.

The approval for the expansion at Milton District Hospital was announced by the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long‐Term Care at an event held on August 25, 2011. Plans for the Hospital’s expansion include new space for the Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging Department, Maternal Child Unit, Surgical Suites, Intensive Care Unit and the Medical Surgical Inpatient Units.

“Ensuring Milton families have access to the primary care services they need is among the highest priorities for Halton Healthcare Services,” concluded Mr. Oliver. “In order to do that, we absolutely need a larger more modern facility, right here in Milton.”

Contact:
Andrea Korol
Communications Specialist, Redevelopment
Halton Healthcare Services
905‐878‐2383, ext 6531
akorol@haltonhealthcare.on.ca

Public Open House Milton Education Village Sept 25th

Public Open House: Milton Education Village Secondary Plan

A Public Open House relating to the Milton Education Village Secondary Plan Study will be held:

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Location: Milton Sports Centre, Banquet Room (located closest to south entrance), 605 Santa Maria Blvd., Milton

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
(A presentation will be given by staff and the Consulting Team at 7:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer period)

The purpose of this initial public open house and presentation is to provide an opportunity for the public to discuss with Planning staff, the study process and initial results of the background studies relating to the Milton Education Village Secondary Plan (see map). Copies of the Background & Concepts Report will be available at the open house for viewing, and Town staff and members of the Consulting Team will be on hand to answer questions.

The Milton Education Village Secondary Plan is being conducted in accordance with Sections 17 and 21 of the Planning Act, and the policies of the Town of Milton Official Plan. In addition, all related Secondary Plan studies are being carried out in conformity with approved procedures contained in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Process.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to get involved in this exciting project, and to provide staff with your questions and comments. Public consultation is an essential component of the preparation of the Secondary Plan, and we ask you to join us and help shape the future of the Milton Education Village.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Ms. Bronwyn Parker, Senior Policy Planner, 905-878-7252, ext. 2307, browyn.parker@milton.ca

Possible Cedar Head Road Closure Soon

From the Town of Milton website:

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 11(3) of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, Chapter 25, as amended, that Council of the Town of Milton at its meeting to be held in Town Hall, 150 Mary Street, on September 24, 2012 beginning at 7:00 p.m. will consider the adoption of a bylaw(s) authorizing a temporary closure of Cedar Hedge Road between a point 160m north of Laurier Avenue/Croft Avenue to the north limit of the road in order to facilitate pavement improvements and the installation of sanitary sewer, storm sewer and watermains to provide services for future residential development.

The temporary closure will be in effect from October 1, 2012 until December 31, 2012.

Plans detailing the project are available for viewing at The Town of Milton, Engineering Services, 2nd Floor, 150 Mary Street.

On September 24, 2012, Milton Town Council will give consideration to the proposed bylaw. At this meeting, Milton Town Council will hear, in person, or by their counsel, any person who applies to be heard. Persons wishing to be heard must notify the Clerk’s Department in writing, no later than 10 a.m. September 24, 2012. Further information regarding this process can be found at www.milton.ca

You can also email me mike.cluett@milton.ca if you would like more information on how you can have your say.