Despite what rumours may say, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare says they have not purchased land for a new hospital. Last week, The Moose received calls from listeners indicating MAHC bought about 40 acres of land in Port Sydney to build a centralized hospital and plans to closes the buildings in Huntsville and Bracebridge.

Acting CEO Tim Smith released this statement in an email:

“Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is completing planning work that is considering potential options for how to deliver hospital services in the future. One of these options is a single hospital for all of Muskoka. MAHC has not identified, selected or purchased any parcels of land in Muskoka for any purpose including a potential new hospital. No decision has been made regarding a preferred model for the future. These models are being presented for consideration and feedback.”

Click here to view all the options being considered and details on where you can submit feedback.