The biggest thing

since the 417

The project was endorsed by the LHIN in

May, 2010 and listed as a priority by the


Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term

Care in November of last year.

The much-discussed expansion of the

Sketch plans are near completion and the

Hawkesbury andDistrict General Hospital

project will reach the pre-construction stage

is advancing on paper as scheduled.

this summer. The additions are considered

If all goes as planned, construction of the


$98 million addition will begin in 2013, says


Marc LeBoutillier, chief executive officer of

and code compliance. Infrastructure

the HGH.

limitations aredetrimental topatient access,

“Itwill be one of the biggest projects in the

clinical service development and a healthy

history of Prescott-Russell,” saidChamplain

work place.”

Local Health IntegrationNetworkCEOAlex

There are threemain components. Anew

Munter during a recent visit. “It will be the

ambulatory carepavilion, 60,000 square feet

biggest thing since Highway 417.”

on two floors, on the west side, will

Like the four-lane highway, the new

consolidate all specialty clinics, out-patient

facilities are to have a long-term impact on

rehabilitation, dialysis and cardiology

the region – the new wings are to ensure the


hospital meets the needs of the community

A new perioperative department, 8,600

for the next 25 years.

square feet, will be built in the current open

With the province expected to fund the

courtyardandwill includeOR, day surgery,

bulk of the cost, a $14 million local fund-

endoscopy and minor surgery.

raising target has been set.

The east wing expansion will be carried

To date, the hospital and its foundation

out on two floors. On Level 1, about 15,500

have secured about $13 million over the last

square feet, emergency services will be

three years.

expanded and the intensive care unit

A final $1 million community fund drive

relocated; on level 2, about 8,600 square feet,

is set to be conducted in 2011-2012.


New dental clinic

the clinic on the second floor of the hospital.


For more information, call the Eastern

Ontario Health Unit at 613-933-1375 or 1-

800-267-7120, and ask for Health Line.

Low-income families in the region have

“Dental health is an important factor in

good reason to smile after the opening of a

overall health,” points out Medical Officer

new dental clinic at the Hawkesbury and

of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis. “I am

District General Hospital.

delighted that we can offer this service to

The service, the result of a partnership

area children, who otherwise would have

between the Eastern Ontario Health Unit

no access to such care. I am grateful for the

and the HGH, will be offered free of charge


to children 17 and under who don’t have

the HGH.”

access to any form of dental coverage.


Through the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO)

covers a full range of preventive and early

program, children who meet the eligible

treatment dental services including check-

criteria will be able to receive treatment at

ups, cleaning, fillings, X-rays. The program

will complement existing dental care

programs already offered by the EOHU for

children aged 17 and under. These include

the Children inNeed of Treatment (CINOT)

programwhich provides free urgent dental

services to eligible children whose parents

have no dental insurance and can’t afford


Works (OW)Childprogramwhichprovides

basic dental care for eligible childrenwhose

parents are recipients of OW.

“This partnership between the EOHU

and the HGH is an important part in

providing the most complete and best



MarcLalonde. “Recognizingtheimportance

of this program for our region’s youth, the

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Hawkesbury & District General Hospital is

proud to be able to partner with the EOHU

by providing the space and tools for the

Marc LeBoutillier


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