Important Update from the All Nations Hospital Project (ANH) Steering Committee June 30, 2020

All Nations Hospital Project Steering Committee Media Release

Three sites have been shortlisted as potential locations for the new All Nations hospital, one of which is the current site as required by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. These sites will be scored using a detailed evaluation tool which considers size, serviceability, access, constructability, availability, cost, natural and land based healing attributes.

The public is invited to weigh-in on site priorities via virtual public engagement sessions. The following events are currently scheduled:

July 6th 12:00 noon: Summer Residents Session (virtual)
July 7th 12:00 noon: Kenora Business Community Session (virtual)
July 7th 7:00 pm: Summer Residents Session (virtual)
July 10th 12:00 noon: Kenora Public Session (virtual)
July 14th 10:00 am: Summer Residents Session (virtual)
July 15th 12:00 noon: CMHA Session (virtual)
July 15th 7:00 pm: Kenora Public Session (virtual)
July 21st 12:00 noon: Minaki Public Session (virtual)
July 23rd 8:00 am: Kenora Public Session (virtual)
July 28th 12:00 noon: Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Public Session (virtual)

These engagement events will include a detailed project update.

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation will be engaging summer residents to participate in the site selection exchange.

There are a number of summer events planned for surrounding First Nation communities, which will enable engagement of these residents. Engagement opportunities will occur, where possible, in conjunction with KCA hosted BBQ’s in communities, and these are currently being scheduled.

For regular event updates, please follow the Lake of the Woods District Hospital on Facebook and check the All Nations Hospital Project website regularly: https://anh.lwdh.on.ca/

For those wishing to provide ideas on site selection, a new online survey focusing solely on site considerations is available.

COVID-19 significantly changed our ability to offer in-person engagement and the Steering Committee would like to acknowledge the work of the team for their creativity and commitment to collecting public feedback through virtual processes. For more information on summer engagement or if you would like to schedule a virtual engagement session with your community or interest group, please contact one of the Community Project Planners (CPPs) below:

Charlene Kissick
Community Project Planner
P: (807) 464-1941
E: ckissick@lwdh.on.ca

Kathy Kishiqueb
Community Project Planner
P: (807) 276-8956
E: kathy.kishiqueb@kenorachiefs.ca

For further information please contact:
Wendy Peterson
Chair, ANH Steering Committee
wenpete@gmail.com

Chief Marilyn Sinclair
Vice-Chair, ANH Steering Committee
 mrsbear@kmts.ca

ANHP Media Release June 30 2020