The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) is launching a community campaign to petition the Ontario Government for permission to redevelop Brantford General Hospital. This is the next step in an advocacy project that began in February 2020.
“Planning a new hospital requires government approval and funding and this approval has been not been granted to BCHS,” says Dr. David McNeil, President and CEO. “We are asking our community to join their voices to ours and demand action from our government.”
BCHS is the primary acute care facility serving Brantford, the County of Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and surrounding communities. We care for over 78,000 patients annually in our emergency department and urgent care centre, and as our community continues to grow, so does the need for increased capacity in our healthcare system.
The current BCHS facilities are not equipped to accommodate the community’s current growth rate. BCHS is consistently caring for our community above the infrastructure capacity in which we can operate. While we’ve seen neighbouring hospitals grow and redevelop, BCHS has not been granted the same opportunities. New infrastructure is required to deliver high quality care which our community needs and deserves.
BCHS invites the community to join in this call to action by following three simple steps:
- Sign the petition at change.org/BuildABetterBCHS
- Send a letter to the Minister of Health, Hon. Minister Christine Elliott and Premier Doug Ford at ourbchs.ca
- Share our website, social media messages, and petitions with your networks
Sign this petition to tell our government that the time for deliberation is over, and now it’s time for action.