Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2015
Groves Hospital takes another step forward
(Queen’s Park) – The new Groves Hospital project is taking another step forward.
Infrastructure Ontario and Groves Memorial Community Hospital have issued a request for
qualifications (RFQ) for a consortium to design, build, and finance a new hospital to replace the
existing Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Centre Wellington.
“This is great news for our community,” Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott said. “It’s
exciting to help, and see progress towards our new hospital. With this announcement, we are
again one step closer to seeing the new hospital open its doors.”
The RFQ is the first step in the process of selecting a team to build the new hospital. Once
submissions are completed, qualified applicants will be shortlisted. The Hospital anticipates a
Request for Proposals could be issued as early as the middle of next year.
“I spoke to Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid in the Legislature today to thank the Government
for issuing the RFQ. Working together, we continue to make progress,” added Mr. Arnott.
Mr. Arnott also recognized the contribution of local officials and residents.
“Our community has been working toward the goal of a new hospital for many years,” Mr. Arnott
said. “I want to once again thank the many people involved – Groves staff, volunteers, the
County, the Township, and the many supporters across our community. Without their efforts,
we would not be where we are today.”
During his 25 years at Queen’s Park, Mr. Arnott has been a strong advocate for Groves
Hospital. For more than a decade, he has been pushing for the new hospital project. He has
raised it numerous times in speeches in the Legislature, letters to Ministers, and in private
conservations, meetings, and phone calls with successive Health Ministers and Ministry staff.
“As the MPP for Wellington-Halton Hills, I intend to continue to monitor the progress being made
at Groves Hospital, and ensure that we continue to move forward towards our vision of a new,
state-of-the-art hospital in Centre Wellington.”
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