In January 2019, following the launch of Southlake’s 2019–2023 Strategic Plan, we started to develop a new Master Plan. The Master Plan represents our vision of the infrastructure needed to care for our communities over the next 20 to 30 years.

The Master Plan was prepared following significant consultation with our communities, staff, physicians, volunteers, Patient and Family Advisors, donors and health system partners. Environmental scans, emerging healthcare trends, detailed service delivery analyses and future demand projections were all factored in.

The Master Plan developed a series of options, with the preferred approach being a new acute inpatient care hospital on a new site and the transformation of our Davis Drive campus into an outpatient ambulatory care site with a special focus on integrated services for seniors.

The following visual describes the process for major hospital capital projects in Ontario:

Timeline infographic describing the process for major hospital capital projects in Ontario, starting with Master Plan Development, Early Planning, Detailed Planning, Construction, and Opening a New Hospital. The next step in the process is to achieve government approval to start early planning grant.