Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare continues work on the future of our hospitals even though a single site options in Port Sydney has been taken off the table. MAHC CEO Natalie Bubela says the District of Muskoka had restrictions to municipal servicing.

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The District’s restrictions weren’t the only reason, a single site wasn’t a good option. Bubela says the cost is too high.

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Meantime, there were other options being looked at, which include continuing the two acute care site model or making one an ambulatory site and the other an acute care site. A steering committee is looking at a new model that blends the two options.

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The steering committee will develop a recommendation in the next two months before presenting it to the board in the New Year. A public info session is planned to occur soon after the recommendation.