Ontario Building New Community Health Centre in Hamilton

Published on December 10, 2020

Providing Patients and Families the Care They Need and Deserve


News Release

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is redeveloping Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre to provide their clients and families with a new vibrant community hub designed to provide wholistic health and well-being services including the delivery of primary health care services.

The announcement was made today by Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough—Glanbrook.

“Over the years the Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre has helped and improved the lives of thousands of inner city residents. This $15.4 million investment in a redeveloped Community Health Centre will continue to support a healthier inner city community in Hamilton.”

As part of this project, the current Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre will be relocated and reconstructed at a new site, where the community will continue to benefit from the high-quality primary health care services offered by Hamilton Urban Core Community Centre. The new centre will be designed to create a sense of belonging and will ensure that clients and families have access to all of their services in one location, including medical examinations, oral health, chiropody and counselling. Community partners will also be able to use the counselling and meeting spaces for support groups, a community kitchen, other partner services and community initiatives.

“Investing in projects like the redevelopment of the Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre are a key part of our government’s plan to expand services and end hallway health care,” said Minister of Health Christine Elliott. “Once complete, this new state-of-the-art facility will provide the people of Hamilton and surrounding areas with improved access to the care and programs they need, and support Hamilton Urban Core’s efforts to deliver that care.”

“The downtown community in Hamilton and the clients of Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre are looking forward to having a building that is a vibrant community hub, a Centre that fosters a sense of belonging and encourages a culture of collaboration and above all, facilitates holistic health and wellbeing,” said Nhlaloenhle 'Nala' Ndawana, Interim Executive Director, Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre. “The Board, staff and volunteers of the Core are excited to finally start on this important work of building a new home for our clients. We will continue to provide excellent quality care, with programs and services that are inclusive, barrier free and address the needs of the most marginalized and ensuring that no one in our community is left behind.”  

QUICK FACTS:

  • This project is part of Ontario’s investment of $20 billion over the next 10 years in hospital and other health infrastructure projects across Ontario that will lead to $27 billion in capital investments.
  • Since 2018, the government has worked to modernize the public health care system through a comprehensive approach focusing on the patient experience, and continues to take action to implement changes and provide better connected care to reduce wait times, end hallway health care, and build the health care system that Ontarians deserve.            

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