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MAHC seeking feedback on site site proposals

A chance to consult on the future of the hospitals in Bracebridge and Huntsville starts next month.

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare wants to get the public involved and informed by seeking feedback on the design options for the Two Acute Sites model.

The Task Force is currently looking at five building options for the two sites and would like potential users to have a say on some of the finer details.

MAHC is hosting a series of information sessions across the area in the first week of March. Officials will provide updates on the model for the future, including emergency, inpatient and surgical services at each site.

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In Bracebridge, at the South Muskoka site, three options are being looked at. The first is renovation and expansion of the existing building. The second is a new replacement building on the existing site, while the final option would be a new building on a new site as the existing land is proving to have too many constraints.

In Huntsville, renovation and expansion is being considered or a new replacement building on the existing site. The Huntsville site has enough land to accommodate significant change, and so no new site is required.

Members of the public will be able to see site plans and floor plans for each option. People are then urged to share feedback through hard copy forms at the meeting or through an online survey.

“Your feedback is important to helping the Capital Plan Development Task Force make the best recommendation to the MAHC Board of Directors for the preferred future building options for each of the Two Acute Sites,” says Cameron Renwick, Task Force chair. “Please come out to a session near you.”

March 4 – 7 p.m. – Bracebridge Sportsplex Auditorium

March 5 – 1 p.m. – Dwight Community Centre

March 5 – 7 p.m. – Terry Fox Auditorium, Gravenhurst Centennial Centre

March 6 – 7 p.m. – Port Carling Community Centre (2nd floor)

March 7 – 7 p.m. – Canada Summit Centre Active Living Centre (1st floor), Huntsville

March 8 – 4 p.m. – Armour Ryerson Burk’s Falls Arena Hall

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