TERRACE BAY — As part of its plan to stay open, the Ontario government is investing $1 million to modernize and expand North of Superior Healthcare Group’s McCausland Hospital site. This investment will support early planning for the hospital redevelopment, which will enhance emergency services and upgrade aging infrastructure. This will improve access to care for patients and their families in Terrace Bay and the surrounding communities as the province continues to build a stronger, more resilient health care system that is better prepared to respond to crisis.

“Expanding and redeveloping North of Superior Healthcare’s McCausland Hospital is a key part of our government’s plan to build a stronger, more resilient health care system and stay open,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This investment will ensure the hospital can better address the needs of local families and provide much-needed services in the community for many years to come.”

The current McCausland Hospital, which was built over 40 years ago, provides health care services to a growing population of approximately 4,000 residents in the communities of Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Rossport, Jackfish and Pays Plat. As part of the redevelopment, the hospital is planning to renovate the emergency department to improve the quality, efficiency and privacy of emergency care. This redevelopment will also better support collaboration with health care partners to provide high-quality care to the communities it serves by integrating health services and programs. Local families will be able to look forward to a combination of renovated facilities and new construction that will improve access to outpatient and emergency services.

“Every person in Ontario is entitled to modern, efficient, high-quality health care,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. “That’s why our government is investing $1 million to help expand and modernize North of Superior Healthcare Group’s McCausland Hospital site. Once renovations and the expansion are complete, patients from Terrace Bay to Pays Plat will have access to an enhanced, integrated health care service, as well as better hospital emergency and outpatient services.”

Ontario is working with North of Superior Healthcare Group on the early stages of the planning process, which include identifying programming, operational and space requirements and assessing how the project can further help address the health care needs of patients and families in the region.

“The North of Superior Healthcare Group is very appreciative of the Ontario government’s support, which will allow us to ensure the sustainability of high-quality health care services in the Terrace Bay catchment area for decades to come,” said Eileen McGrath-Ervin, Chair of the Board of Directors North of Superior Healthcare Group. “We are committed to supporting the healthcare needs of our patients, residents and their families, through this exciting redevelopment project, as we pursue our vision of Healthy Communities.”