[New Tecumseth – Novemeber 23, 2017] – Simcoe-Grey MPP, Jim Wilson has been supporting Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s redevelopment plan since its inception and is not stepping down from bringing the hospital and community’s needs to the forefront. This past week, Wilson spoke twice in legislature about the need for a redeveloped hospital in Alliston.
Also standing up for the hospital’s redevelopment project are two volunteers and Grade 11 and 12 students Irby and Amze Syed, who have been connecting with the community to gather signatures for Wilson’s petition. Their mother, Dr. Shazia Ambreen, is an anesthesiologist and hospitalist at Stevenson.
"They have been out knocking on doors getting signatures on the petition in support of the re-development of the hospital," said Wilson. "I want to salute them for their efforts and their amazing commitment to the local hospital and their community. Their passion and advocacy at such a young age will serve them well in future years," he said.
Stevenson Memorial Hospital is a progressive rural-based facility that offers 38 inpatient beds and a variety of outpatient services. Built in 1964, the emergency department was originally built to support 7,000 patients a year and now services over 36,000 a year. To accommodate the growing communities’ health care needs, the hospital is in the process of preparing a Stage 2 submission to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) for a redeveloped hospital.
“We would not be where we are today without the support of our community,” says Jody Levac, President and CEO, Stevenson Memorial Hospital. “Jim Wilson, along with Dr. Ambreen, Irby and Amze have been working tirelessly to support our cause. They are wonderful ambassadors of the hospital and I can’t thank them enough for their commitment,” he adds.
The redevelopment project will feature extensive new construction that will double the size of the hospital and include new equipment and technology. For more information on the hospital’s redevelopment plans and how to support them, please visit www.transformingstevenson.ca.
Rachael Ogorek, Corporate Communications Specialist
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
705-435-3377 Ext. 4281