With the contracts expected to be finalized soon Brockville General Hospital has released some of the details of the soon to start construction.
The first phase includes the demolition of all buildings between the railway and Charles Street. The MacDougall Building, former Red Cross building and storage units will all be torn down. The Medical Arts building will not be impacted. There will be new parking lots put in between Charles Street and the railway tracks, these lots will accommodate more cars and make room for a new tower.
The staff entrance currently located near the loading dock will be removed because a secondary entrance is being developed as part of the project. Staff will no longer be allowed to use this entrance for the sake of safety and must use the main entrance located near the traffic circle.
Finally they will be changing how vehicles gain access to the Emergency parking lot. Both the entrance and exit will be moved to the current entrance located off Ormond Street. The move will not impact emergency service vehicles arriving at the hospital.
BGH says the safety of the community, staff and construction teams are their top priority. They also remind everyone there is no parking on Charles Street or the MacDougall Building.