By Matt Weingarden – The Lasalle Post Staff
In a continuing effort to make sure Essex County residents have an opportunity to weigh in on plans for the new Windsor/Essex Acute Care Hospital, Windsor Regional Hospital has launched an online engagement platform and a series of virtual town halls.
Members of the public can now go to the Together We Build engagement site at TogetherWeBuild.wrh.on.ca to get informed, ask questions, complete surveys and share ideas for the layout and design of 11 – program and services areas in the new hospital including emergency services, Cancer Centre and Paediatrics.
The platform has direct links to upcoming Virtual Town Halls, where hospital leaders, planners, frontline staff and patient representatives will provide an update on the work being done in each of the project areas and answer questions.
“I have never seen this level of public engagement at this early stage in hospital planning,” said project director Paul Landry, who has helped plan some of Canada’s largest new hospitals in the past decade.
“The new hospital belongs to everyone and it’s exciting to see the entire community invited to give input and help guide decisions our planning teams are making as they work on its design and layout.”
How to Have Your Say! Visit TogetherWeBuild.wrh.on.ca to register for a Virtual Town Hall.
Take surveys asking for your feedback on the design of different hospital areas:
∙ Share your own ideas for the design of those areas
∙ Ask a question
∙ Subscribe to our newsletter because of COVID-19, as all the events are virtual at this time.
To ensure everyone has access to the platform and an opportunity to participate, WRH is working with the Windsor Public Library and Essex County Library systems to help promote the engagement site and maximize participation. Public Computers are available at all library locations throughout Windsor and Essex County.
Paper copies of the online survey are also available. Contact Allison Johnson, Manager of Communications and Community Engagement by phone at 519-254-5577 x 37922 or email Allison.Johnson@wrh.on.ca to request a copy.
Together We Build Virtual Town Hall Schedule
All events begin at 7 pm on the respective date
|Mon. March 21||Emergency Services||Register|
|Tues. March 22||Outpatient Services||Register|
|Wed. March 23||Paediatrics (child services)||Register|
|Thurs. March 24||Family Birthing Centre and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)||Register|
|Mon. March 28||Surgical Services (Operating, Recovery and Surgery waiting rooms)||Register|
|Tues. March 29||Cancer Care||Register|
|Wed. March 30||Inpatient Units||Register|
|Thurs. March 31||Education & Learning Services||Register|
|Mon. April 4||Cardiac Cath & Diagnostics||Register|
|Tues. April 5||Imaging Services||Register|
|Wed. April 6||Public Spaces||Register|