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Today, the Ontario government has awarded the contract to build the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH) to M. Sullivan & Son Limited, giving the green light for construction to begin in the weeks ahead. 

“It’s the culmination of hard work, passion, generosity, and good old-fashioned tenacity that has brought us to this exciting milestone,” explains Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health. 

“After more than a decade, we are moving forward with the build-phase of the new hospital, and I am filled with gratitude,” Daub adds. “I am grateful to our steadfast project partners, to every donor across the community who has Backed the Build, and to Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith for his unwavering support.  I’m also thankful for the support and guidance of our Ministry and Infrastructure Ontario partners.”

Once complete, the new hospital will be a leading-edge health care facility designed to meet the current and future capacity needs of the local community, with improved equipment and facilities including a 24-hour emergency department, helipad, procedural suite, dialysis unit and other specializations.  

The construction on the new hospital is expected to begin this month.  Partners and community members will have an opportunity to have a glimpse of the innovative new hospital design and learn more about the build process later this fall.  Stay tuned for more on that in the weeks ahead!

Quotes from Project Partners: 

“With an approved contract for M. Sullivan and Son Limited to build the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, we’ve reached the finish line after a long journey together. Our government is turning its promise into action. I’m looking forward to seeing shovels in the ground this summer on this state-of-the-art health care facility.  Congratulations to Quinte Health and the entire community on your unwavering commitment to this project.”  – Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte

“During my tenure on the Quinte Health Board, I have witnessed with profound interest and immense pride, the progress of the new hospital planning. I am truly in awe of the extensive work, staunch support, and relentless dedication that have propelled us forward.  Today’s announcement is a testament to the generosity of the community I call home and our resilient Quinte Health team.” – Lisa O’Toole, Board Chair, Quinte Health  

“Today, this project reached a tremendous milestone in awarding the contract for the builder of our new hospital. We always knew that the new build would keep sustainability in mind to serve many generations in this community. Getting to this point would not be possible without the support of so many individuals and businesses. We would like to thank our donors, volunteers, staff, physicians, and everyone who has waited with anticipation for this day to come. We look forward to welcoming M. Sullivan & Son Limited to the team and celebrating with the community when those shovels go into the ground.” – Peggy Payne, Chairperson, PECMH Foundation

“The dream of a new hospital for Prince Edward County is much closer to reality with this latest milestone, and we could not be happier. I want to congratulate all those involved in getting the project to this point, and I want to thank the community for their ongoing support for a new hospital. Your hard work and dedication will result in a leading-edge health-care facility to serve our community for many years to come.”  Steve Ferguson, Mayor, Prince Edward County

“The PECMH Auxiliary is excited to hear that the proponent for the hospital build has been chosen. Our auxiliary celebrates 90 years this year, which represents thousands of volunteers over the past years contributing to this vital community resource – our beloved hospital. We look forward to seeing the shovels in the ground and this new state-of-the-art hospital in our community.” – Susan Quaiff, President, PECMH Auxiliary

“Residents of Prince Edward County have been planning, waiting and wishing for a new hospital for the community. Now, we are breaking ground on what will be a state-of-the-art health care facility that will be the community’s crown jewel for so many years to come. We are excited as partners in health care here in PEC to have a facility that will provide the very best environment for clinicians to deliver exceptional care and for patients to receive it, all so close to home.” – Barinder Gill, Executive Director, Prince Edward Family Health Team

“Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is continuing to make record investments in Ontario’s hospitals and health care infrastructure, getting shovels in the ground for over 50 development projects, and renewing existing hospitals and community health centres across the province. The new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital will expand capacity, decrease wait times, and connect patients and their families across the Bay of Quinte to fast and convenient care, close to home, for years to come.” – Sylvia Jones, Minister of Health

“I am thrilled to see that construction is finally on the horizon to build the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. This project stands as a testament to our government’s historic capital plan worth over $190 billion to build critical infrastructure for Ontario’s growing communities, including nearly $50 billion for healthcare infrastructure. This contract award brings our government another step closer to delivering a world-class, state of the art healthcare facility for residents across Prince Edward County and beyond, ensuring they have access to the high-quality healthcare they deserve for generations to come.” – The Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure

“We are delighted to partner with Quinte Health, M. Sullivan & Son Limited and the Ontario government on this long-awaited project that will bring increased healthcare capacity to the Prince Edward County community. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital is yet another example of how we can work together to deliver a leading-edge health care facility designed to meet current and future needs of local communities. As construction kicks off this summer, we look forward to seeing this project come to life.” – Michael Lindsay, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario