CHATHAM-KENT: March 10, 2022 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce that Agnew Peckham have been engaged as the Health Care and Facility Planners for the next phase of CKHA’s Wallaceburg Site redevelopment project.
“Agnew Peckham combines innovative thinking with profound knowledge of the Ministry of Health planning process. Their extensive track record with numerous capital development projects throughout Ontario and Atlantic Canada will ensure top-notch guidance in this next stage of our planning process. We are pleased to move forward with their expert team of planners in the redevelopment of our Wallaceburg Site,” said Lori Marshall, President and CEO, CKHA.
Agnew Peckham is a multidisciplinary consulting firm that provides services exclusively to health care organizations. Each member of the seasoned consulting team brings knowledge, and demonstrates expertise essential to create successful and sustainable solutions for clients seeking innovation and transformation of health care. Agnew Peckham completes upwards of 70 consulting assignments each year and boasts a proven track record of success. Additionally, architectural firm DIALOG Ontario Inc. will work in partnership with Agnew Peckham on this next phase of CKHA’s long-term redevelopment plan at the Wallaceburg Site.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with CKHA on this very important capital project. Our scope of work reflects our understanding of CKHA’s requirements for functional programming services, combined with our knowledge of the Ministry of Health capital planning process and its application to this project. CKHA has developed a long-term plan for facility redevelopment of the Wallaceburg Site that encompasses its emergency, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, and medicine services. This plan sets the foundation for the future model of care, encompassing services to address current and future community needs,” said Lucy Brun, Partner, Agnew Peckham Health Care Planning Consultants.
The Wallaceburg Site redevelopment project began with approval of the Replacement Power Plant Project from the Ministry of Health in spring 2018 to replace essential infrastructure with a total project cost estimated at $8.1 million dollars. The province’s grant of up to $7.3 million funding went towards the construction of a new power plant to replace aging equipment with new boilers, generators and electrical distribution equipment. The balance of the project cost is funded through hospital funds allocated for investment in this project. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on materials, supply chains and the trade industry in general, completion of the Replacement Power Plant Project is expected to occur in May 2022.
The renewal of CKHA’s Wallaceburg Site took another significant step in December 2021 with the Ministry of Health approving CKHA’s Stage 1 submission and approving the organization to move to Stage 2: Functional Program in the planning process. As part of a multi-phase planning and approval process, Stage 2 includes planning for the next phase of the build, which will include the Emergency Department, Medicine Beds, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory. Agnew Peckham has been engaged for Stage 2 of the planning process. The Community will be engaged as this Stage unfolds.
“We are delighted that the hospital has taken the next step in the redevelopment of the Wallaceburg Site,” said Mary Lou Crowley, President and CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “With the support of our amazing community, the Foundation is excited to raise the funds needed to see this important project through to completion.”
To meet the needs of health care delivery today and into the future, CKHA has assembled a comprehensive redevelopment plan. CKHA’s Wallaceburg Site continues to focus on the community’s emerging needs with the current services:
- 24 hour Emergency Department
- 5 inpatient beds adjacent to the Emergency Department
- Ambulatory Care including specialty clinics
- Diagnostic Imaging including radiology and ultrasound
- Respiratory therapy
- Laboratory services (Point of Care testing)
To view the redevelopment drawings, click here.
Fannie Vavoulis, Director, Communications
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance