City Council approves a plan to support Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital redevelopment


Burlington, Ont., April 30, 2012 – Burlington City Council tonight approved a plan for how the city will manage its promised share of funding for the redevelopment of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.

In December 2009, City Council approved up to $60 million as a municipal contribution for the proposed hospital redevelopment plan. The Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation has also committed to raising $60 million through a fundraising campaign.

The go-forward strategy presented by staff on April 17 to the city’s Budget and Corporate Services Committee calls for the city to negotiate a contribution agreement that provides for the “responsible and timely release of funds.”

The redevelopment project includes a new tower on the hospital site, new operating rooms and in-patient beds, a new intensive care unit, as well as renovations to diagnostic services and to the emergency department. For more about the hospital, visit www.jbmh.com.  

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Communications contact:
Donna Kell
Manager, Public Affairs
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7841
kelld@burlington.ca

Media contact:
Scott Stewart
General Manager of Community Services
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7839
stewarts@burlington.ca

 



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