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Southampton Hospital Renovation Updates


The Laboratory and the Emergency Room at our Southampton Hospital are undergoing significant renovations. Construction work got underway in May of 2016, and is taking place in phases. The hospital, including the lab and ER, will remain open throughout the project.  The project is expected to be finished within two years. Updates on the project are posted below, along with an overall description of the work.


Project Updates:

Southampton ED/Lab Project Update

GBHS Announces Construction Date for Expansion of Southampton Hospital

Letter to the Residents

GBHS Receives Ministry Approval to Award Southampton Construction Contract

GBHS Receives Green Light for Southampton Hospital Expansion Project

Project Highlights:

With over 17,000 visits, the ER at the Southampton Hospital is one of the busiest in all of Grey Bruce. We are in the midst of renovating the ER and the laboratory to help staff manage the number of patients seen in the hospital every year.  The expanded departments will have more comfortable treatment space and provide better working conditions for our skilled staff and physicians.

The Southampton Hospital Lab and ER renovation project will include the following:

  • 9,904 square-foot new addition
  • 6,221 square-foot renovation
  • new electrical main distribution panel
  • 42 new parking spaces

The new addition puts a new face on the hospital originally built in 1957, with additions in 1965 and 1978. 

By creating a new main entrance and separate emergency entrance from High Street, access is much improved over the previous configuration.

This is a significant project for this area, and the renovated hospital will be a major asset to residents and visitors.  

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Pre-renovation photo. Main entrance to Southampton Hospital. Main entrance renovation. May 2016. Construction signage. Photo of future front entrance. Back entrance. Temporary main Hospital entrance. May 2016. Back entrance. Temporary main Hospital entrance. May 2016. Front entrance/road. May 2016. Ambulance Bay. June 2016. Old Lab waiting room. June 2016. Renovations to old lab. June 2016. Renovations to old lab. June 2016. Facing NE along front of existing hospital foundation showing the deep pier footings. June 2016. Front of old front entrance. Old main entrance to hospital. June 2016. Preliminary layout of pier footing locations. June 2016. Old main entrance to Hospital. June 2016. Facing NE along front of existing hospital foundation showing the deep pier footings. June 2016. Front Entrance. July 2016. Front Entrance. August 3. Central Shear Wall with original main entrance covered in rigid insulation squares (old OR Waiting Room) (view from roof). August 2016. East Shear Wall formed at Ambulance Bay addition (view from roof). August 2016. Pouring Central Shear Wall. August 2016.








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