Task force to present hospital model recommendation on August 8

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UPDATE August 7, 2018

The August 8 meeting is when the Capital Plan Development Task Force will present to the MAHC Board of Directors its recommendation for a preferred service delivery model. 

Visit www.mahc.ca/webcast to watch live online on August 8 at 5:30 p.m. This webcast is best supported by Internet Explorer. Your system may require you to install Silverlight software. Please check the above link up to three hours prior to the event, and follow any instructions provided for downloading Silverlight.

The Board will announce its decision on the recommendation on Friday, August 10.


Following one year of broad engagement, careful study and comprehensive deliberation, the Capital Plan Development Task Force is poised to deliver a recommendation for a preferred service delivery model for the year 2030 and beyond.

The task force was formed in August 2017 with broad membership to oversee the process and work plan associated with Stage 1 (Part A & Part B) of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s capital planning process, and to make recommendations to the MAHC Board of Directors. To date, the task force’s work has been focused on Ministry requirements of Part A of the planning stage, and specifically to develop and define three potential service delivery models, evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, benefits and challenges of each model, and recommend the best model for the future. The three models the task force has been reviewing are:

  • Two Acute Sites
  • Inpatient Site/Outpatient Site
  • One Site

“This recommendation is the long-awaited culmination of countless hours of task force work over the past 12 months to arrive at a consensus on a preferred service delivery model,” says task force Chair Cameron Renwick. “The journey will not end here as our planning work will continue and focus on how you build the model and where, but this recommendation is a significant milestone in the process.’”

Representatives of the task force will present the model recommendation at a special meeting of the Board of Directors at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in the Boardroom at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital (HDMH) Site. The special meeting will be subject to the same procedures and protocols as all Board meetings and is open to the public as observers.

The meeting will be recorded using specialized telemedicine videoconferencing that will enable a webcast of the presentation to the Board to be viewed either at home or from each MAHC site. As space and seating at each hospital site is limited, observers are asked to register in advance.

To register as a meeting observer, visit: www.mahc.ca/meetingregister or call 705-789-2311 ext. 2881 and leave a message with your name and phone number and the site you are requesting to attend at (ie: Huntsville or Bracebridge) by noon on August 3.

To watch the presentation live online, visit: www.mahc.ca/webcast on August 8 at 5:30 p.m.

The Board has been committed to keeping up-to-date on the task force’s work throughout the process. After the Board has given its final consideration to the recommendation, an announcement will be made on August 10, 2018.

For more information about MAHC’s future planning work, visit www.mahc.ca/planning-for-the-future.

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2 Comments

  1. donna glashan on

    I wonder whether the Hospital might entertain the idea of asking Cogeco to broadcast the meeting live-locally, this is a huge issue, and many residents don’t have (a) transportation to the Hospital after transit hours, or (b) a computer at home.

  2. Excellent suggestion, Ms Glashan. Perhaps, as a minimum, the library could reserve all their computers for watching the Task Force’s recommendation.

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