Mayor pens letter in support of hospital, wellness village

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With support from council, Clearview Township is sending a letter to the Minister of Health urging for a commitment to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) and Poplar Regional Health and Wellness Village.

“Recently, we learned that the construction of the new hospital has encountered further delays and the Infrastructure Ontario Market Update has now extended the project timeline by 15 months. The approval of the greenfield build site for the hospital is the crucial first step in the process of realizing a new healthcare facility for South Georgian Bay,” states the letter penned by Clearview Mayor Doug Measures, who is a member of the hospital re-development committee.

“We are seeking your Ministry’s assistance in expediting the hospital build and exploring interim investments in the current CGMH to ensure our residents will continue to receive the high quality care they deserve while we await the new hospital on the greenfield site.”

The letter has also been signed by the mayors of Wasaga Beach, Town of the Blue Mountains and Grey Highlands.
Landowner John Di Poce has committed to donating 30 acres for the new state-of-the-art regional hospital campus for Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH).

The vision of the Poplar Regional Health and Wellness Village project includes the new hospital being built on the adjacent 130-acre Greenfield site on Poplar Sideroad, as well as innovative medical services, ancillary healthcare programs, regional community wellness patient care services, biotech and life sciences.

The Poplar Regional Health and Wellness Village will also include affordable, attainable, employment, and supportive purpose-built housing.

Some of the housing units would operate in conjunction with new long- term care, assisted living, memory care, and healthcare facilities and services.

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