Planning for the future, together.

St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital are developing a shared vision for the future of health care and new hospital infrastructure to care for more patients in our community closer to home for decades to come.

Creating opportunities, together.

Through this project, we will create opportunities for strengthened research, education, innovation and technology in health. We will design facilities for future generations of health care workers and researchers right here in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Teaming up with our partners, together.

By working with our community, our health system partners and our Ontario Health Teams, we’ll be empowered to provide care in ways we couldn’t do alone. This includes partnering with the Grand River Hospital Foundation and St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation to make our shared vision a reality.

Honouring our distinct pasts, together.

We will build on our strong histories, unique differences and achievements. We share the goal of building state-of-the-art health infrastructure, expanding services, increasing capacity, and providing quality health care.

Shaping the future of care, together.

We can shape the future health in our community by working together, planning together, and growing together. For our patients. Volunteers. Staff. For Waterloo Region and the communities we serve.


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.