Transitional care coming to Chedoke?

News Jun 22, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Some sort of transitional care facility or services could be set up on the Chedoke Hospital site in the future.

Transitional care is for people who have been treated in hospital but still require rehabilitation or other forms of follow up care before they can return home.

“There’s a consensus that this site could be a campus for a continuum of care and there are a group of interested parties that are lining up and getting ready to chat with us,” said Don May, planning consultant to the Bay Area Health Trust, the non-profit group that owns the 18.5 acres along Sanatorium Road that may be subject to reuse.

One of those parties could be the Thrive Group, which runs the St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke nursing home.

“We are in the process of exploring potential partnership opportunities and have had preliminary conversations about the future use of the Chedoke property,” said Thrive chief executive officer Steve Sherrer.

Hamilton Health Sciences currently leases the property from the BAHT for a dollar a year and is currently reviewing its future needs at the Chedoke site.

That review, expected to be completed by the end of the year, does not include the 4.4 acres around the privately-owned Osler building, the land around the Wellwood Centre or the parking lot near the twin pad arena.

While future use plans for the property is in the very preliminary stages, May noted the BAHT has established three principles for the reuse of any Chedoke land that is deemed surplus by HHS.

They are to support community health care initiatives and the overall needs for health and wellness, to promote initiatives that benefit transitional wellness and to support neighbouring institutions and community health and education partners.

May said that means the land will not become a subdivision although some housing for seniors is an option.

“The zoning is for major institutional,” May said. “It provides for a wide range of housing in terms of you could have long term care, you could have transitional wellness, you could also have seniors’ housing.”

Kelly Campbell, vice president of corporate services at HHS, said when child and youth mental health and other programs currently at Chedoke are moved to the new Ron Joyce Children’s Centre on Wellington Street North across from the Hamilton General Hospital in November that will leave the Evel, Holbrook, Bruce and Empire buildings empty.

“We’re left with about 300 administrative staff on site,” Campbell said

She noted there is little chance of a future west Mountain hospital at the Chedoke site.

“The odds of the (Ministry of Health and Long-term Care) funding an additional hospital in Hamilton when we already have four acute care hospitals is probably zero,” Campbell said.

Campbell noted that under the Public Hospitals Act HHS can’t run a transitional care facility but could possibly be a partner in one.

 

Transitional care coming to Chedoke?

Land owner wants to maintain health services on west Mountain site

News Jun 22, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Some sort of transitional care facility or services could be set up on the Chedoke Hospital site in the future.

Transitional care is for people who have been treated in hospital but still require rehabilitation or other forms of follow up care before they can return home.

“There’s a consensus that this site could be a campus for a continuum of care and there are a group of interested parties that are lining up and getting ready to chat with us,” said Don May, planning consultant to the Bay Area Health Trust, the non-profit group that owns the 18.5 acres along Sanatorium Road that may be subject to reuse.

One of those parties could be the Thrive Group, which runs the St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke nursing home.

“We are in the process of exploring potential partnership opportunities and have had preliminary conversations about the future use of the Chedoke property,” said Thrive chief executive officer Steve Sherrer.

Hamilton Health Sciences currently leases the property from the BAHT for a dollar a year and is currently reviewing its future needs at the Chedoke site.

That review, expected to be completed by the end of the year, does not include the 4.4 acres around the privately-owned Osler building, the land around the Wellwood Centre or the parking lot near the twin pad arena.

While future use plans for the property is in the very preliminary stages, May noted the BAHT has established three principles for the reuse of any Chedoke land that is deemed surplus by HHS.

They are to support community health care initiatives and the overall needs for health and wellness, to promote initiatives that benefit transitional wellness and to support neighbouring institutions and community health and education partners.

May said that means the land will not become a subdivision although some housing for seniors is an option.

“The zoning is for major institutional,” May said. “It provides for a wide range of housing in terms of you could have long term care, you could have transitional wellness, you could also have seniors’ housing.”

Kelly Campbell, vice president of corporate services at HHS, said when child and youth mental health and other programs currently at Chedoke are moved to the new Ron Joyce Children’s Centre on Wellington Street North across from the Hamilton General Hospital in November that will leave the Evel, Holbrook, Bruce and Empire buildings empty.

“We’re left with about 300 administrative staff on site,” Campbell said

She noted there is little chance of a future west Mountain hospital at the Chedoke site.

“The odds of the (Ministry of Health and Long-term Care) funding an additional hospital in Hamilton when we already have four acute care hospitals is probably zero,” Campbell said.

Campbell noted that under the Public Hospitals Act HHS can’t run a transitional care facility but could possibly be a partner in one.

 

Transitional care coming to Chedoke?

Land owner wants to maintain health services on west Mountain site

News Jun 22, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Some sort of transitional care facility or services could be set up on the Chedoke Hospital site in the future.

Transitional care is for people who have been treated in hospital but still require rehabilitation or other forms of follow up care before they can return home.

“There’s a consensus that this site could be a campus for a continuum of care and there are a group of interested parties that are lining up and getting ready to chat with us,” said Don May, planning consultant to the Bay Area Health Trust, the non-profit group that owns the 18.5 acres along Sanatorium Road that may be subject to reuse.

One of those parties could be the Thrive Group, which runs the St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke nursing home.

“We are in the process of exploring potential partnership opportunities and have had preliminary conversations about the future use of the Chedoke property,” said Thrive chief executive officer Steve Sherrer.

Hamilton Health Sciences currently leases the property from the BAHT for a dollar a year and is currently reviewing its future needs at the Chedoke site.

That review, expected to be completed by the end of the year, does not include the 4.4 acres around the privately-owned Osler building, the land around the Wellwood Centre or the parking lot near the twin pad arena.

While future use plans for the property is in the very preliminary stages, May noted the BAHT has established three principles for the reuse of any Chedoke land that is deemed surplus by HHS.

They are to support community health care initiatives and the overall needs for health and wellness, to promote initiatives that benefit transitional wellness and to support neighbouring institutions and community health and education partners.

May said that means the land will not become a subdivision although some housing for seniors is an option.

“The zoning is for major institutional,” May said. “It provides for a wide range of housing in terms of you could have long term care, you could have transitional wellness, you could also have seniors’ housing.”

Kelly Campbell, vice president of corporate services at HHS, said when child and youth mental health and other programs currently at Chedoke are moved to the new Ron Joyce Children’s Centre on Wellington Street North across from the Hamilton General Hospital in November that will leave the Evel, Holbrook, Bruce and Empire buildings empty.

“We’re left with about 300 administrative staff on site,” Campbell said

She noted there is little chance of a future west Mountain hospital at the Chedoke site.

“The odds of the (Ministry of Health and Long-term Care) funding an additional hospital in Hamilton when we already have four acute care hospitals is probably zero,” Campbell said.

Campbell noted that under the Public Hospitals Act HHS can’t run a transitional care facility but could possibly be a partner in one.