KAILIE OORTWYN, Office of MPP Laurie Scott
CANNINGTON: As part of the plan to stay open, the Ontario government is making an additional investment in local health care in Brock Township. The government is providing additional capital grant funding of up to $5 million and approval to award the construction contract for the Brock Community Health Centre (CHC). This increases the total capital grant for this important project to over $15 million.
“This new building is so important to the local community of Brock and surrounding area residents,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “I’m thrilled we can finally get started on this much-needed facility and bring health care services closer to home and all under one roof.”
This project involves the construction of a new purpose-built facility in Cannington, within Brock Township. It will bring community-based health services together under one roof, including primary care, diabetes education, health promotion, and geriatric services currently offered across different locations. This will make it easier and more convenient for local families to access the high-quality care they need and deserve.
“Bringing this project to life is an important milestone in meeting the healthcare challenges we face in a rural area,” said John Grant, Brock CHC Board Chair. “This new facility will shape the future of health care in Brock Township.”
In April 2021, the ministry approved Brock CHC’s Stage 2: Functional Program and Stage 3.2: Design submissions for the project and in January 2022, the project was approved to go to tender.
This approval and implementation grant will enable Brock CHC to begin construction of the project this summer and complete construction in December 2023.