Ministry Reports

Capital Redevelopment Review

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

November 16, 2004

In February 2004, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre's (TBRHSC, or the Hospital) redevelopment project was completed and the community of Thunder Bay opened a long awaited new hospital building located on Oliver Road, bringing to an end a seven-year conceptualization, planning and construction process. TBRHSC's new hospital is a 375-bed acute care facility within 686,000 square feet situated on a 70-acre greenfield site.

The project was borne out of the Health Services Restructuring Commission's (HSRC) directions for the restructuring of the Thunder Bay hospital system issued in October 1996. HSRC called for the consolidation of all acute care hospital services in Thunder Bay on the Port Arthur site and the closing of the McKellar site no later than March 31, 1999. In December 1996, the Hospital's Board of Governors rejected the directions, promoting instead a vision of a new hospital on a "greenfield" site. On October 28, 1998, this new direction was given approval by both the Premier and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

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