New Quinte Health Care Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital in Picton will help end hallway health care for patients and families in Prince Edward County
Our PC government continues to make critical investments in our hospitals across the province.
Today, we were pleased to announce $8.7 million towards supporting the planning and design for the new Quinte Health Care Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital in Picton. This new hospital will replace the existing aged facility, expand capacity, improve access to quality care and help end hallway health care for patients and families in Prince Edward County.
Once built, the new, state-of-the-art hospital will provide patients and families in the region with the following:
- Six additional in-patient beds, bringing the total to 18 beds in private rooms, with the ability to expand to 23 beds for future capacity;
- A larger, 24/7 emergency department that will provide more space for staff and patients;
- Modern surgical suites to deliver care with the best technology available;
- Dialysis treatments and diagnostic imaging; and,
- Outpatient care services including minor surgical procedures such as endoscopies.
Additionally, there will be more parking spaces available to provide better access for patients, their families, and those with mobility issues. The construction of this project will also create jobs, help local suppliers and businesses, and contribute to the long-term recovery of the area.
Rural hospitals like Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital play a critical role in ensuring equitable access to high quality care for patients and families across Ontario. This new hospital in Picton is part of Ontario’s investment of $27 billion over 10 years to build new and expanded hospital infrastructure.