A much-needed new health care facility for Brock Township and surrounding area residents has now entered the final stages of development.
Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has approved the Brock CHC Capital Project Stage 3.2 Submission, which included preliminary designs (architectural, mechanical, electrical), building elevations, cost estimate and more.
On receiving the official approval letter, Peter Elliott, Chair of the Brock CHC Building Committee, expressed gratification that the requirements of this detailed phase in the capital project had finally been achieved. “This is a very significant step in the building process. Our Board, staff and architect have worked diligently for over six years to receive this approval. The community will finally begin to see movement on the lot as we work toward construction of the new CHC facility”.
The announcement was made at Brock CHC’s Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2021. MPP Laurie Scott shared her enthusiasm with the members and staff in attendance. “This has been so important to the Brock Township community and area. We have gone through the years with patience and determination, and the reality is we will soon be able to walk through those doors that we have all championed for.”
In anticipation of Stage 3.2 approval, work on Stage 4.1 (involving working drawings, site plan approval, tender-ready construction cost estimate and general contractor pre-qualification) has been well underway and is almost ready for submission. This will be followed by the tender period, award and contract and construction of the new building. Work will begin on the lot as early as this summer with Elexicon Energy bringing services that fit the site plan requirements.
“We are very excited to see this project moving quickly now,” said Janet McPherson, Executive Director. “The community has shown tremendous support and patience over the years.”
The Ontario government announced approval for Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) to design and construct a new health care facility in 2011. The new facility is scheduled to break ground in 2022.
- Brock CHC receives funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Central East Local Health Integration Network.
- The organization has a mandate to provide primary health care, diabetes education, health promotion and related health services to the residents of Brock Township and surrounding areas.
- Brock CHC currently operates out of temporary rental accommodations.
- The new centre will accommodate organizational programs and services, and will also provide a community health hub for Durham’s northern communities, increasing access to allied health care services and community organizations.