It’s time to build a health care system that meets the needs of our growing community.

A community is only as healthy as the people who live, work and play in it.

As our cities and region evolve, our health care system must evolve with it.

That’s why Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are partnering to build a new joint hospital and modernize hospital facilities, so our community has access to the highest quality care, technology and infrastructure to be healthy, now and in the future.

Waterloo Region is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in Canada.

The staff, physicians and volunteers at Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital provide excellent patient care, but we’ve outgrown our aging buildings.

Over the next two decades

Almost 2 million Ontarians will come to our hospitals to access care

Hospital usage for seniors will grow by 170%

We will need over 500 additional hospital beds

Over the next two decades

Almost 2 million Ontarians will come to our hospitals to access care

Hospital usage for seniors will grow by 170%

We will need over 500 additional hospital beds

WE'RE BUILDING THE FUTURE OF CARE IN WATERLOO REGION

  • We’re doing it for our patients, volunteers, staff and for the communities we serve.
  • We’re caring for more patients in our community.
  • We’re creating opportunities for research, education and innovation.
  • We’re expanding our regional specialty programs.
  • We’re shaping world-class care.
  • We’re building a stronger and healthier community.
  • We’re doing it for our patients, volunteers, staff and for the communities we serve.

Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are partnering to build a new joint hospital and modernize existing hospital facilities in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Waterloo Region has a reputation for being a world-class hub for technology, innovation and education. We will bring this energy to health care in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Our collaboration will empower us to break barriers and provide care in ways that we couldn’t alone.

Timeline

In April 2022, we received a $5 million planning grant to support mapping out how we will build a new joint acute care hospital and how we will modernize and expand existing facilities in the Kitchener‐Waterloo region.

This planning grant from the Government of Ontario will help us determine exactly what services we will need, the best locations for these services based on our changing community, and how to deliver this project as quickly as possible.

As this project come together, we will continue to provide high-quality care across both of our hospitals.

Our health system partners, governments and community will be engaged at all stages of the planning process. Government approvals are required to proceed through the planning stages.

Stay Connected

Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are partnering with the Grand River Hospital Foundation and St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation to make our shared vision a reality. We will need your support every step of the way.

News

Hundreds show support for new regional hospital at Community Town Hall

January 17, 2024

Hundreds of community members from across Waterloo Region tuned in – live and online – last night as hospital leaders from Grand River Hospital (GRH) and St. Mary’s General Hospital (SMGH) gave an update on Building the Future of Care Together project.

Site Selection Panel Progresses to Stage 2 in Call for Proposal Process for New Joint Hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo

December 18, 2023

On behalf of Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital, the Site Selection Panel is pleased to be moving forward in the process to find a location for a proposed new joint hospital in the Kitchener Waterloo area.

Land Proposals Sought for New Joint Hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo

October 5, 2023

Grand River Hospital, St. Mary’s General Hospital looking for future home of shared hospital

Public Notice: Landowners Interested in Putting Forward Land for the Proposed New Hospital asked to Get Ready for Fall Submission Process

August 8, 2023

Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are asking landowners in the region to get ready for a Call for Land process starting this fall.