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Monday, May 01, 2017

New PECM Hospital Site Selection

Site selection process begins for the new PECM Hospital
In May, community partners and residents of Prince Edward County (PEC) can provide feedback on which of the two potential site options would be the best location for the new Quinte Health Care Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH). 

Two sites are under consideration: the existing hospital site with the addition of donated land adjacent to the hospital, and the greenfield site by the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home.  The steering committee will take dozens of considerations into account including the size and shape of the property, drainage, soil testing and other environmental considerations,  zoning, community input, as well as access to utilities and other services.  

Environmental testing was done on the existing site after the committee learned that a Director’s Order had been issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in February regarding contaminants on the nearby 10 McFarland Drive. The soil and water testing on the current PECMH site, completed in April, shows nothing to preclude the committee from considering the existing site as an option.           

How can PEC residents provide feedback?  Effective immediately residents can provide input by:  

1) Filling out an online survey by May 20th—a link to the survey will be added on the QHC website and the PECMH Redevelopment page on Facebook, 

2) Picking up a copy of the survey at the PECMH Foundation office, or  

3) Attending the PECMH Site Selection Community Consultation Open House on May 15 from 4-6pm at the PEC Community Centre,  375 Picton Main Street in Picton. 
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